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CH& Retail, Hotel & Restaurant

Is There a Doctor in the House? Responding to Severe, Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions

A restaurant's first response to an allergic reaction by a customer should be to leave it to the customer's family member or friend to administer first aid. Further, the restaurant should call 9‑1‑1, if the customer exhibits a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Keep Reading »

CH& Retail, Hotel & Restaurant

Not in My Neighborhood! Marijuana and Zoning Laws in Seattle

If you own property or are looking to start a marijuana-related business in Seattle, you should pay close attention to the zoning laws over the next couple of weeks and months. Keep Reading »

Margaret Breen

Franchise Terms: Is it in the Contract?

10/01/12 posted by Margaret Breen

The oldest franchisor in the country recently took a hit in federal appeals court on its ability to set prices in its restaurants. The decision suggests that franchisors take a hard long look at the specifics of their contract language before changing course. Keep Reading »

Margaret Breen

Electronic Gift Cards Update

06/01/12 posted by Margaret Breen

Electronic gift cards, regulated in the last couple of years by consumer protection agencies, have been subjected to another layer of complexity. Recent regulations aimed to prevent the use of gift cards to launder money impose limits on sale amounts and reporting requirements on gift card issuers. Keep Reading »

Cost of WA Liquor Going Up June 1?

06/01/12 posted by

On Friday, June 1, many grocery and big box stores around Washington will begin to sell liquor -- in addition to beer and wine -- as a result of Initiative 1183 passing in last fall's election. Keep Reading »

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