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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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Seattle Minimum Wage – $15 Jan. 1, 2017

On June 2, 2014 the Seattle City Council voted to implement a city ordinance to increase the minimum wage. The ordinance gives employees in Seattle, a 61 percent wage increase.

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I-1433 FAQ

Q: When does the initiative go into effect? A: The first minimum wage increase, to $11/hr goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Employers have between now and Jan. 1 to

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Fighting for a better solution after the passage of I-1433

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2016 Contact: Stephanie McMannus (360) 956-7279 StephanieM@wahospitality.org We believe there were better solutions for Washington than Initiative 1433. Looking ahead, we will work with stakeholders to

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I-1433 Background

Association efforts: The Washington Hospitality Association was the lone voice for moderation on minimum wage for the majority of 2016. On the first day of the 2016 Legislative Session, a

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I-1433 media

Recent media on Minimum wage: Washington minimum wage increases to $11 an hour today – Q13 FOX–Jan 1, 2017 Washington minimum wage to increase to $11 on New Year’s Day – KING5.com–Dec 29, 2016

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Minimum wage in WA to increase 6 cents in 2017 – unless I-1433 passes

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today that the state’s minimum wage will increase 6 cents in 2017. The wage will rise to $9.53 an hour on Jan. 1.

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I-1433, increasing the state minimum wage, turned in required signatures today

Today, July 6, 2016, more than 360,000 signatures were turned in to the Secretary of State’s office in support of Initiative 1433 which seeks to increase the state’s minimum wage.

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I-1433 will increase the minimum wage, but job seekers deserve a better law

Washington employers of all sizes and from a cross-section of industries voiced concern today that although raising the minimum wage through Initiative 1433 sounds good, the unintended consequences could be

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Hot off the Grill: Week 10

The 2016 Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die last night at around 9 p.m. with a flurry of activity. Left undone was the primary reason for the Session, a 2016 supplemental

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Hot off the Grill: Week 7

We are now on day 50 of the 60-day legislative session. Today marks the last of the major bill cut-offs, the Fiscal Committee Cutoff – Opposite House. This means that

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Hot off the Grill: Week 6

We are now on day 43 of the 60-day session and major cut-offs have passed. The day for bills to be considered in their house of origin was last Friday.

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Hot off the Grill: Week 5

We are now are on the downhill side of the 2016 legislative session. Two cut-off dates have passed: the initial policy committee and fiscal committee cut-offs. Now bills are being

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Hot off the Grill: Week 4

Friday, February 5 marked the end of the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session as well as the policy committee cutoff. This means it was the last day to

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Hot off the Grill: Week 3

Monday marked the start of the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. These first weeks of session have been very busy due to the enormous amount of proposed legislation.