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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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What happens if ACA subsidies are defunded?

The Washington Hospitality Association has developed a raft of potent Healthcare Solutions for hospitality businesses across the state.  By visiting Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions webpage, members can explore options for

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Poor Communication Drives Low Employee “Telehealth” Adoption Rates

The Washington Hospitality Association has developed a raft of potent Healthcare Solutions for hospitality businesses across the state.  By visiting Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions webpage, members can explore options for

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Eye on Hospitality: Keep Employees Safe This Summer

Summer is here. Restaurants and hotels are in the midst of one of the busiest times of the year, and it’s important to keep in mind that safety training is more important than ever when you have increased workloads on existing staff.

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Four Financial Trends Offer Restaurants a Rare Opportunity

Every year starts fresh with new ideas, energy, hope, interest and challenges. This is especially true in 2017, and the restaurant industry has a rare opportunity to address and fix some significant issues.

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President’s Column: A Great Cook Can Come from Anywhere

If you have kids or grand kids, you’ve likely seen the Disney movie Ratatouille about the rat that wants to be a great chef. If you have, do you remember the epiphany the finicky food critic Anton Ego has at the end of the movie? He finally realizes how Chef Auguste Gusteau’s saying “Anyone can cook” is wrong. “It’s not that anyone can be a great artist,” he tells us, “but that a great artist can come from anywhere.”

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Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 19

Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 19 This year the Washington Hospitality Education Foundation has celebrated many wins for Association membership and local hospitality communities. Understanding that

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Eye on Hospitality: What Washington’s New Distracted Driving Bill Is – and Isn’t

Distracted driving. No one denies it’s a problem, but a bill passed by the Washington State Legislature earlier this year raised many concerns about its scope.

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Health Care in 2018?

It happened again. The senate rejected another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. No one really knows though if the battle to repeal is over for good,

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Weekly Update: Jenny Durkan Leads in Seattle Mayoral Primary – Big Win for Hospitality Industry!

Jenny Durkan Leads in Seattle Mayoral Primary – Big Win for Hospitality Industry! The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and

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Eye on Hospitality: Service Charges – Another Response to Tip Pooling Uncertainty

Continuing our discussion from last week, restaurateurs are responding to uncertainty about mandatory tip pools in a variety of ways.  One response is to get rid of tips all together and move over to service charges.

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Tacoma restaurants endorse Victoria Woodards for mayor, four city council candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Morgan Huether, local communications manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 135, morganhuether@wahospitality.org   Tacoma restaurants endorse Victoria Woodards for mayor, four council candidates   TACOMA (July 25, 2017)

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Primary Election 2017: Seattle Races

The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and Sara Nelson for city council position 8 in the Primary Election. On Aug.

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Primary Election 2017: Tacoma Races

The Tacoma restaurants of the Washington Hospitality Association endorsed Victoria Woodards for mayor, Robert Thoms for city council position 2, Kevin Grossman for city council position 4, Brian Arnold for