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Tip Pooling Deadline Extended to July 10, 2017

The hospitality industry has faced a series of changes in tip pooling regulation due to the current state of the U.S. administration and courts. Tip pooling deadlines went from Dec.

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Seattle Restaurant Alliance issues statement on beverage tax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 160  Seattle Restaurant Alliance issues statement on beverage tax Group sought to work with council to identify solutions; disappointed

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National Restaurant Association Protects Debit Swipe-fee Provisions

Recently, the National Restaurant Association joined forces with dozens of other restaurant groups to launch a campaign against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment. As of May 26

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Bed Bugs: Learn What To Do

The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) has long been a pest. Although these bugs are called “bed bugs” they are not exclusively found in beds. They travel on people. People

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Senate Bill 5713, Helping Train Skilled Workers, to be Signed

Gov. Inslee and Hospitality Association Join Forces for Job Creation OLYMPIA – Kicking off the inaugural statewide Hospitality Month, Gov. Jay Inslee will sign Senate Bill 5713 today, May 5.

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Ethnic Business Coalition Receives Endowment from Washington Hospitality Association to Fund Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Watch the Video Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 SEATTLE, May 2, 2017 – Yesterday, the Ethnic Business Coalition received a $25,000 endowment from the Washington

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Hospitality Month

ESD, DSHS, Washington Hospitality Association and Gov. Inslee Join Forces for Hospitality Month and Job Creation SEATTLE, May 1, 2017 – Gov. Jay Inslee has declared May 2017 as Hospitality

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Paid sick leave requirements

Starting January 1, 2018, employers in Washington will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Accrual Paid sick leave shall accrue at a minimum rate of one

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Minimum Wage 2017

Resources, FAQ, and Help I-1433 increases the minimum wage statewide to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017 (with the exception of Seattle which goes up to $15). It also

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Legislative News – 2017 special session begins

The regular session ended on Sunday, April 23. Special session began today. Several bills are still in the works as they are considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB). Bills

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Legislative News: Fourteenth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 99th day of 105-day session that is scheduled to end on April 23. There is discussion of session ending on Sunday, after legislators work through the weekend. However,

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Legislative News: Thirteenth Week of the 2017 Session

is the 92nd day of 105-day session that is scheduled to end on April 23. This Wednesday is the last day to pass bills from the opposite house (except initiatives,

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Legislative News: Twelfth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 85th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. Tomorrow, April 4 is the last day to pass bills out of fiscal committees and read them

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Legislative News: Eleventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 78th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. April 4 is the next big cut-off. That is the last day to pass bills out

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Legislative News: Tenth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 71st day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. April 4 is the next big cut-off. That is the last day to pass bills out