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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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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

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Legislative News: Fourth week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 29th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off is Feb. 17, so bills are being introduced at a

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Legislative News: Third week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 22nd day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off  is Feb. 17 so bills are being introduced at a

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Teen Wage/Minimum Wage Legislation

Two bills to change elements of Initiative 1433 have been introduced. Senate Bill 5541 would institute a teen wage. This additional wage level for those under 18 years of age mirrors

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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling Deadline Extended

Tip Pooling Deadline Extended for Up to Two Months The National Restaurant Association is filing a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court against the Department of Labor’s restrictions on tip

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Legislative News: First week of the 2017 Session

Today is the eighth day of the 2017 legislative session. The session is scheduled to go 105 days. For a schedule of hearings in the upcoming week you can visit:

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Weekly Update: 2017 Legislative Session Begins Next Week

2017 Legislative Session Begins Next Week  The Washington Hospitality Association’s Government Affairs Department is gearing up for the 2017 legislative session, which starts on Monday. It will be a long