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Seattle Hotel Employee Protections Take Effect

Four ordinances with protections for hotel employees have become law in Seattle. The protections range from panic buttons, room cleaning and square footage limits, required expenditures for health care coverage

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L&I adopts overtime threshold at 2.5 times the minimum wage

The Department of Labor & Industries announced today the adoption of rules to update the Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) exemptions under the Washington State Minimum Wage Act. The adopted

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Weekly Update — Register for our webinar on low-budget marketing; Spokane County businesses can get free PPE; grant opportunities in Pierce County

[Webinar] Drive customers to your business without spending money In a webinar on July 1, marketing experts will give tips, tricks and advice on how to advertise your business on

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/23/20

Good news for small businesses from SBA; Main Street Lening Program has officially been opened; Seattle payroll tax proposal returns; Upcoming webinar series.

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Weekly Update: The PPP loan has changed–are you aware? Register for our webinar; official guidance on masks

CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands President and CEO Anthony Anton says, “We must not only ensure the safety of our guests and employees in this moment, but also

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Register for our new webinar on PPP updates from the Small Business Administration

There are several changes in the PPP since our last SBA webinar and several deadlines are approaching. With new rules this is a chance for our members to get clarity

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From the CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO Our board of directors and a significant number of members from all sectors of our industry have asked me to stress the importance to

Operations & Cost Control Programs Wise Buy WRA Blog - Profitability Tips

Meet your customers online and curbside

If you are considering pivoting your business model to meet your customers where they are now – online, we are waiving our monthly software fees and setup costs on Converge

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Finding Savings in the Details

A penny saved is a penny earned, and right now, who isn’t counting their pennies? As a small or medium business owner, you know how quickly you can enhance your

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Association applauds 2020 Legislative Heroes

By Jillian Henze, APR Following each legislative session, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes the legislators who committed their time, energy and courage to be leaders for the hospitality industry –

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Weekly Update — L&I guidance on masks; PPP Flexibility Act guidance on the way; relaunch guide now updated

[L&I] Here’s what you need to know about protective masks Wondering which masks are required for your kitchen, housekeeping or wait staff? Wonder no longer — we’ve checked the updated

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Congratulations to the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher and Mentor of the year

Congratulations to Kim Stewart, the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher of the Year, and Caleb Hansen, this year’s Mentor of the Year. In the ProStart program, students not only receive career and

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Resources to help navigate through uncertain times

Washington restaurant reopening guideline videos wha.fyi/guidelinevideos The Washington Hospitality Association has hosted a series of webinars with Employment Security Department, Labor & Industries and the Department of Health, as well

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/10/20

Outdoor seating; Launch of Washington Hospitality Industry Podcast; Winner of Prostart Student of the Year Award.

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Partnerships: Even if a handshake can’t occur today, it should still matter

By Anthony Anton President and CEO When the hospitality industry gets through this crisis – and it will – the long-term future remains bright. A surprising lesson of the coronavirus