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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 2/4/20

Hospitality members speak on crime in Seattle; Teenage employment compliance.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 1/21/20

New joint-employer four-factor test; Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month; Don’t forget that Hill Climb is coming up on January 27.

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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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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.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 11/06/19

“How to raise menu prices” article can now be found in the members-only HUB; More about Prostart.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 10/22/19

Washington state’s minimum wage going up on January 1, 2020; Labor shortage issues in the industry; Stars of Hospitality Awards.

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The Hospitality Industry Survival Strategies Launches!

From labor cost calculators to white papers and videos you can absorb whenever you like, the HUB is full of tools for busy general managers and owners who do not have time or significant budget, yet must adapt to survive.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 9/10/19

Court of Appeals opinion on the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board; Overtime rules and salary threshold; Seattle’s hotel worker legislation.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/28/19

Per Diem, rates are in and the standard lodging rate is increasing; reporting for the state’s paid family and medical leave program; feedback needed on the proposed update of the overtime rules and salary threshold in Washington.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/14/19

New Toolkit addresses wildfire’s impact on hospitality businesses; Annual Golf “FORE” Education is coming up; Speaker to address “unconscious bias” at Hospitality Convention.

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Association launches Fast Casual Insider podcast

The series focuses on the advice and experiences of industry experts, and issues, including technology’s impact on restaurants.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/18/19

L&I overtime threshold increase proposed; Dept. of Health and the proposed changes to the food code; Gender neutral signage for single use restrooms in King County.

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Four steps to treating every customer like a million-dollar customer

Any customer can enter your business and end their visit anywhere from no sale to ordering one of everything or booking your plushest room. In this hyper-connected day and age, even a customer who leaves without purchasing anything could bring a big sale customer in the door.

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Members are putting customers first

Customer service is a universal language. Here at the Washington Hospitality Association, we know quite a few operators in Washington state who exemplify a culture of putting customers first.