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Washington’s paid family and medical leave legislation: A win for employees and businesses alike.

The 2107  legislative session delivered a huge win for the hospitality industry: the passage of Senate Bill 5975 which establishes a paid family and medical leave program at the state

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Bill proposes changes to the Affordable Care Act

Earlier this month, U.S. House Republicans introduced a bill tilted the American Health Care Act. The legislation aims to repeal and replace key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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King County’s New Restaurant Grading System

Since 2014, the Seattle & King County Health Department has been looking to implement a new restaurant grading system that will incorporate placards. Stakeholders, including our government affairs team and

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Plan Well (Open Enrollment Success)

Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions   Hospitality Health Insurance Trust   – Click to connect to consulting and advisory network. When benefit plans are well designed, they become a powerful tool

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What does ACA repeal mean for hospitality?

For six years Republicans have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now it appears that the new administration is set to do so. As a result, across the health

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Initiative 124: Protecting Hotel Employees from Injury

Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 on Nov. 8, 2016. Initiative 124 concerns health, safety and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees. In the mini series today: Protecting Hotel Employees from Injury

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Eye on Hospitality: Lifting People Up and Building Careers

On Oct. 6, the Washington Hospitality Association hosted a hiring event at Motif Seattle. In partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services Employment Pipeline Region 2 and Motif, Washington Hospitality was able to provide community members with valuable employment opportunities. In just one day, more than 65 deserving individuals were given new jobs.

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Seattle & King Co. Health Dept. Needs Your Input

The Washington Hospitality Association and Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s government affairs team recently participated in the quarterly Seattle & King County Health Department Restaurant Grading Taskforce meeting. Since 2014, stakeholders (including

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It’s National Food Safety Month! Prevent foodborne illness outbreaks

The National Restaurant Association is promoting best practices throughout National Food Safety Month to help restaurants understand and combat foodborne illness.

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Here’s how to stop workplace violence

Every year, nearly 2 million Americans report they’ve been victims of workplace violence, a labor attorney said during a recent National Restaurant Association webinar.

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Attract New Business with Optimized Review Sites

The summer months are a popular time for vacation and it’s no surprise that one of the most popular activities travelers look forward to when venturing to new cities is

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Did you know? Breastfeeding laws for employers

The WRA and WLA are your resource. We recently updated our HERO manual (log-in for access) to include the current provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding breastfeeding employees. What

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Training DVD’s available for in house safety meetings

The National Restaurant Association has released three DVDs that offer best practices in dealing with harassment and discrimination, customer service training, and the first of its kind video guide on

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UK restaurant owner guilty of manslaughter in allergy death

LONDON (AP) MAY 23 2016 — A British man has been convicted of manslaughter after a customer at his Indian restaurant died because of a peanut allergy. Restaurant owner Mohammed

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Service Charges

Federal law defines service charges as a compulsory charge for service. In contrast to service charges, guests decide whether to give tips, how much to give and who to give it them to, subject to a tip pool.