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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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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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I-1433 Rules Summary

Definitions Clarifications have been made to the following: Absences exceeding three days: Three consecutive days an employee is scheduled to work. Health-related reasons: A serious public health concern that could

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Washington State Minimum Wage (Initiative 1433)

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

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Weekly Update: Paid Leave Legislation

Paid Leave Legislation: Video Update After many months of thoughtful strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, we believe the Legislature will act on paid family leave before the

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Riding emotion to policy victory

Last week, Bernie Sanders reintroduced $15 federal minimum wage legislation. Five in six U.S.-based labor economists agree that such a policy would cost jobs for youth. (Washington Times)

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If someone tells you they know how much restaurant servers make, don’t believe them

At the heart of the fight in Minneapolis over the “tip credit” is the question of how much tipped servers actually earn. The next time someone tells you how much money the average restaurant server makes in Minneapolis, you should probably take it with a grain of salt. (MinnPost)

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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

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Legislative News: Ninth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 64th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. An important cut-off date passed on March 8th, which was the last day to pass bills

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Legislative News: Eighth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 57th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105 days. The legislature is currently focused on floor action. During this time bills are subject to a

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Legislative News: Seventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 50th day of the 2017 session, so we are nearly half-way through the 105 scheduled days of session. A significant cut-off passed on Friday, Feb. 24. Friday was

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Legislative News: Sixth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 43rd day of the 2017 session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The first cut-off was Friday, Feb. 17. Several bills are now dead. While all

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Weekly News: Sysco ProStart Invitational, February 18 – Don’t Miss it!

Sysco ProStart Invitational, February 18 – Don’t Miss it! Future master chefs and entrepreneurs are going head-to-head in the kitchen and the board room at the 2017 Sysco Washington ProStart

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Legislative News: Fifth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 36th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The main goal of a long-session, like the one we are in, is

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Weekly Update: Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb

Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb Hospitality members didn’t let a snowstorm stop them. Nearly 100 Washington state hoteliers and restaurateurs trekked to the Washington Hospitality Association’s annual Hill Climb