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Businesses support bipartisan law creating statewide paid family and medical leave

OLYMPIA, WASH. (JUNE 30, 2017) – After many months of thoughtful, strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, Washington has proposed a balanced, bipartisan law to create statewide paid

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Weekly Update: Paid Leave Legislation

Paid Leave Legislation: Video Update After many months of thoughtful strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, we believe the Legislature will act on paid family leave before the

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Skift Backstage Podcast: What Next-Level Hotels Have in Common

Cookie-cutter uniformity is not what most travelers are seeking from hotels these days. Instead, discerning guests want local food, curated experiences, thoughtful design, and even a touch of quirkiness. (Skift)

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Inside the Rapid Rise of Regional American Cuisine

The diversity of cuisine is often perceived in terms of nationalities and ethnicities, but America has always featured a wealth of distinct culinary styles based on the ingredients and cultures of its varied regions. Whether it’s Southern fried chicken, Tex-Mex tacos, the Pacific Northwest’s salmon, or Hawaiian poke, restaurant operators have numerous options when seeking to feature different flavors of the U.S. (QSR)

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Trump Nominees for Labor Board Could Nix Obama-Era Rules

President Donald Trump’s nomination of two attorneys to serve on the National Labor Relations Board would give the panel a Republican majority that could roll back a slew of labor regulations. William Emanuel of Littler Mendelson, a law firm that represents employers, and Marvin Kaplan, counsel at the independent federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, have been officially nominated to fill two openings on the five-seat board. (Roll Call)

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New law requires employers to give workers advance notice of their schedules

Many have, at one point or another, experienced the trials and tribulations of working in the service industry, and there are countless online forums and social media accounts detailing the challenges (as well as the benefits) of working in the retail or food industries. Oregon lawmakers hope the passage of a new bill will eliminate at least one of those difficulties: the lack of a predictable schedule. (Portland Business Journal)

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training | Why Is It Important

For more information of Washington Hospitality’s training program visit here Within the workplace, bloodborne pathogens, or BBPs, can be spread among coworkers through a number of different ways. They can

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Washington Hospitality Launches its Own Payment Processing Program

The Washington Hospitality Association is founded on four strong pillars. It is the primary source of hospitality information for our members. We offer the most comprehensive suite of training and

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Washington Hospitality Partners on Job Board with ESD

Washington Hospitality and the Employment Security Division have teamed up to provide a (free) and robust online job board aimed at uniting employers with job seekers.  With the full backing

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Eye on Hospitality: Felons Find Second Chances in Hospitality Industry

They’ve paid their debt to society. Now that they’re out of prison, many formerly incarcerated felons face great difficulties in finding the employment they need to build the kind of stable lives that make it less likely they will fall back into bad habits and bad associations and re-offend.

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Expect to Hear News on Tip Pool Lawsuit by Early Fall

Expect to Hear News on Tip Pool Lawsuit by Early Fall On Jan. 19, 2017, the National Restaurant Association submitted a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Department of

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Trump Organization to Go Budget Friendly With ‘American Idea’ Hotel Chain

On the campaign trail, President Trump’s children rolled through dozens of small towns across the country, reveling in the adoration of the crowds. But they were less enamored of the budget-friendly hotels along the way, an assortment of run-of-the-mill offerings that were barely distinguishable from one another. (New York Times)

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Taste, trust are the keys to getting consumers to eat healthier, more sustainable food

Consumer appetites for healthier options and plant-forward dishes are on the rise, according to the 2017 Menus of Change Annual Report. The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released the report last week at the Menus of Change conference held at the CIA’s campus in Hyde Park, N.Y., where presenters and more than 400 attendees gathered to discuss the progress the food industry has made so far and what more can be done to improve health and sustainability in our food system. (SmartBrief)

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Bring on the Omelets: Bigger Flocks Send Egg Price to Decade-Low

It doesn’t matter if you like them hard-boiled, scrambled or soaked in heart-clogging hollandaise sauce: when eggs are this cheap, it’s a good time to get cracking. Supplies in the U.S. have surged so much in recent months that prices are the lowest for this time of year in at least a decade. (Bloomberg)