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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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Weekly Update: State Releases Economic Forecast

State Releases Economic Forecast On Wednesday, Washington’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council projected approximately $354 million in extra revenue by 2019, beyond what was previously anticipated thanks, in large part,

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Paid Leave – Spokane

Spokane’s new Paid Leave Ordinance, adopted by the Spokane City Council in January 2016, will take effect January 1, 2017. This guide is intended to help businesses navigate this new

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Paid Leave – Tacoma

Tacoma’s new paid leave ordinance took effect Feb. 1, 2016. This paid leave guide is our interpretation of the ordinance and should not be considered a substitute for legal counsel.

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Weekly Update: Thank you, WRA and WLA members, for making this year’s Hill Climb a stunning success

On January 25, more than 200 restaurant and hotel, owners and operators came to Olympia. This dedicated group arrived at the state capitol to act as a voice for the hospitality industry. Washington depends heavily on the hospitality sector as it pays more than $811 million in sales and B&O taxes alone.

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Spokane Paid Leave Guide

Spokane’s new Paid Leave Ordinance, adopted by the Spokane City Council in January 2016, will take effect January 1, 2017. This guide is intended to help businesses navigate this new

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Legislature now in session for 2016

This week the 2016 legislative session began. This year’s session is a short session scheduled to last only 60 days instead of 105.

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Seattle Modifies Enforcement Procedures & Penalties

On December 17, 2015, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed into law a new ordinance modifying the enforcement procedures and penalties for the wage theft, minimum wage, paid sick and safe

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: 2016 legislative session begins next week

The WRA’s Government Affairs Department is gearing up for the 2016 legislative session, which starts on Monday. It will be a short session, lasting for 90 days.

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WRA Government Affairs: working for you

A few months ago you should have received the 2015 edition of the WRA Legislative Review. In that issue, you can read about how we just ended the longest session in the history of our state. You can also read about the many pieces of state legislation that were set to impact our industry this year.

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Weekly Update: Washington Restaurant Magazine wins Gold!

The Washington Restaurant Association is pleased to announce that Washington Restaurant Magazine received Gold recognition from the Marcom Awards.

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Paid Leave: Complete Sample Policy

Now that we’ve fully covered every aspect of the ordinance, we thought we’d collect all the pieces in one post to provide you with a complete example of a viable

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Paid Leave: Additional Options

In Edition 3 through Edition 7, we’re providing the pieces you need to construct your own paid leave policy using examples and explanations.  This edition explains some optional rules that you may

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: General election is on November 3 – remember to vote!

Make sure your ballots are in the mail before next Tuesday, the deadline for when your ballot must be postmarked in order to be counted. There are major stakes in this election for the hospitality industry.

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Paid Leave: Unused Leave

In Edition 3 through Edition 7, we’re providing the pieces you need to construct your own paid leave policy using examples and explanations.  This edition provides a sample policy for dealing