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Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits begin after Jan. 1

Eligible employees will be able to begin using the statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave program after Jan. 1, 2020. This is one of the largest components of the state’s

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Isolated workers and the law: How you can prepare for 2020

A bill passed in the 2019 legislative session and signed into state law requires all employers in hotel, motel, retail, property services or a security guard entity to have all

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2020 Minimum Wage Info & Resources

Did you know that the Washington Hospitality Association has all the information you need to know about the minimum wage increases on Jan. 1, 2020? Visit that information here. We

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Weekly Update: Snow toolkit, cross-train your staff, Passport Rewards

[NEW TOOLKIT] WA experts advise: Snow + inclement weather prep Winter starts Saturday and the snow and windstorms are coming, sending Washington’s hospitality industry into a scramble. In addition to

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/18/19

Updates to Washington state minimum wage act; new overtime salary threshold from L&I; food safety.

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Winter Storm Prep Q&A

Q&A Your real-world questions answered by the Washington Hospitality Association Q: What areas of the state are most likely to get big winter storms? A: Counties most at risk of

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Best practices: How planning and communication will make your business snow ready

  By Jillian Henze, APR Senior Communications Manager jillianh@wahospitality.org OLYMPIA – December is the official start of winter and that means snow and windstorms are coming, sending Washington restaurant owners

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Burien eyes compostable packaging requirements

The city of Burien is moving toward passing an ordinance in the new year requiring the use of compostable packaging by foodservice businesses. The Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership

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Weekly Update: Overtime rules adopted, rising labor costs, minimum wage

L&I adopts overtime threshold at 2.5 times the minimum wage The Department of Labor & Industries announced Wednesday the adoption of rules to update the Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP)

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LCB rulemaking proposes removal of 42-inch barrier, adds more flexible options

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has introduced proposed rules to update the 42-inch barrier requirements for establishments with a liquor license. The barriers were intended to separate the space

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Weekly update: Data security, minimum wage increase, raising menu prices

How much does that menu item really cost you? Estimating recipe costs and food costs based on the price of the protein alone means you are not pricing your menu

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Mitigate Payment Data Security Risks

The Washington Hospitality Association’s payments processing system is backed by U.S. Bank/Elavon. Elavon is an industry leader in payments security, providing encryption and tokenization of card data both “in transit”

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/3/19

Dealing with Seattle family homelessness; Hill Climb is coming January 27; Health care options for hospitality businesses.