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Washington State Court of Appeals rules in Washington Hospitality Association’s favor

The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and threw out I-124 in its entirety. The court determined that I-124 was unconstitutional because it contains multiple subjects. Read more here. This ruling

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The Lens: Employers Prep for Paid Leave

The following article was published by The Lens on Dec. 21, 2018. View the article here. With the phase-in period for paid family and medical leave just around the corner,

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/17/18

Overview and refresher of Washington State’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave. Premium collections begin January 1, 2019.

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Weekly Update: Paid Family and Medical Leave Toolkit Helps You Prepare

Paid Family and Medical Leave Toolkit Helps You Prepare Premium collections for Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program begin Jan. 1, 2019. Are you prepared? We have a toolkit

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The Lens: Business community concerned over proposed overtime changes

Reprinted Representatives from the business community say that while they appreciate efforts made by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) to update its overtime rules, they are concerned about

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More than Medical: Using Association Programs to Create a Brilliant Benefits Package for Your Employees

By David Faro   Thinking about benefits packages? Articles usually recommend various strategies for retaining employees. Generally, in most stories, benefits are brought up as a No. 1 way to

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Operations Questions and Answers with the Washington Hospitality Association Advisory Network

We asked three of our advisory network members a few questions about operations. Here’s what they had to say.   Richard Finafrock, CPA, Peterson Sullivan LLP Q: How do you

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Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

By Nicole Vukonich   In July 2017, after months of negotiations and strategic planning a business and employee-friendly paid family and medical leave law was signed by the governor. Now

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Business is open during “Seattle Squeeze”

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout

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Weekly Update: Comments Needed on Overtime Draft Rules

Have You Commented on the Latest Draft of Overtime Rules? With fewer than 10 days before the comment deadline, we need you to get your comments in to the Department

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Planning for Paid Family Medical Leave

By Rick Braa   Q: It’s been some time since the “exciting” announcement was made about Paid Family Medical Leave coming to the workforce. Recently, we’ve been discussing it and

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[Action Alert] New Overtime Rules Propose $56,000-$70,000 as Salary Threshold

Over the last six months, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage Act for Executive,

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/4/18

Action Alert for new proposed overtime rules; Tacoma fraud complaints on counterfeit $20 and $100 bills; Be ready for road closures in the Seattle area.