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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 10/16/17

Seattle exploring city-run retirement plan; Tacoma City Council votes to amend paid sick and safe leave policy; Credit card rates going down for association members.

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Weekly Update: I-1433 Rulemaking Process Under Way at L&I

I-1433 Rulemaking Process Under Way at L&I During September, the Department of Labor and Industries held public hearings around the state on its draft rules to implement Initiative 1433.  The

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Eye on Hospitality: How Hotels Can Combat Forced Labor

Forced labor. It’s an ugly thing, and unfortunately, it still exists in our society in the form of sexual slavery made possible by human trafficking.

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Hotels Welcome Rani Hong, Crusader Against Forced Labor

OLYMPIA… The Washington Hospitality Association will welcome Rani Hong to its Lodging Convention, Oct. 22-24, at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Rani Hong is a survivor of child trafficking and co-founder

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Insurance available across state lines?

Many front pages of national newspapers this week hinted that the president is about to issue an order that will relax some federal rules that currently regulate health insurance. The

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Managing food on demand is even more challenging in a kitchen managed by paper

By: Jessica Bryant Adding more ordering/payment channels (both on-prem and off-prem), creates new complexities and challenges for restaurant operators. Historically, restaurants are used to controlling the transaction flow – either

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Association’s Jillian Henze Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Washington Hospitality Association’s Jillian Henze Earns Accreditation in Public Relations OLYMPIA, WASH. (OCT. 10, 2017) – Jillian Henze, local communications manager for the Washington Hospitality Association, has earned the Accreditation

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Industry Responds to Las Vegas Shooting

Hospitality Industry Responds to Las Vegas Shooting The country is in shock after the unspeakable Las Vegas shooting, on Oct. 1. “We extend our prayers and thoughts to the victims

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Eye on Hospitality: Protect Your POS Systems!

As we detailed, in August, the Washington Hospitality Association met with representatives of the Seattle Office of Federal Bureau of Inspection (FBI) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. The reason for this meeting was to alert us of the growing threats to the hospitality industry from cybercriminals.

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Tacoma City Council Amends Paid Leave Policy

TACOMA – The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 29 to amend the city’s paid sick and safe leave policy, creating a duplicate policy for businesses to comply with.

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Hotels and Motels (L&I Rates Going Down)

Workers compensation premium rates are going down. The even better news is that many of the Labor and Industry premium rates that affect the hospitality industry are decreasing substantially, this

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What is a Health Savings Account? ( HSA – good idea?)

Health Savings Accounts, which let you save for current and future health care expenses on a tax-free basis, turned 10 years old this year.  Yet a decade after they were introduced

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Supercharge! (Your Search Engine Optimization)

12 Tips to Make SEO Easier and More Effective There’s no “too much of a good thing” when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) for your restaurant(s). With competition

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5 critical (cocktail party survival strategies)

It’s conference season! That means we’re back in full swing and ready to complain about airport delays, horrific conference food, questionable hotel experiences, and coma-inducing presentations. But after a relatively