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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 1/8/18

2018 Legislative session begins and state tourism is a priority; Jobs tax being considered in Seattle to fund homeless issue; Tacoma and Spokane developments.

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Eye on Hospitality: It’s 2018! Paid Leave, New Minimum Wage are Now in Effect

2017 is now a memory, and 2018 is fresh out of the gate with some substantial changes for employers with a new state paid sick leave program and new minimum wage regulations.

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Eye on Hospitality: Happy Holidays for Hotels and Restaurants

Hoteliers and restaurateurs have every reason to look forward to a happy holiday season.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/11/17

US Department of Labor and tip pooling; Washington state paid sick leave and minimum wage in 2018; Tacoma paid sick leave information sessions.

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Eye on Hospitality: Big Changes Coming in 2018 – Paid Leave and Minimum Wage

Washington’s employers are facing some big changes in 2018. Get ready for a new state paid sick leave program and new minimum wage regulations.

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Eye on Hospitality: Get Ready for Paid Sick Leave

Paid sick leave is coming to Washington state, effective Jan. 1, 2018, and it is essential that all employers get prepared. While the state Department of Labor and Industries will issue the rules on paid sick leave in late 2017, here a few of the highlights of the new law.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 11/27/17

McCleary case update; Seattle City Council reviews and reject jobs tax proposal; Seattle short term rental legislation.

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Weekly Update: State Department of Health considers 29.3 percent increase to lodging license fees

Happy Thanksgiving to our members! And remember that the Washington Hospitality Association’s Olympia office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) and on Friday, Nov. 24. Have a great holiday!

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One in ten adults are planning to eat their Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant

Nearly one in 10 adults (9 percent) plan to eat a Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant this year, according to a new survey from the National Restaurant Association. 

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Invest Heavily in Training for Big Returns

With the difficulty in staffing that comes with such low unemployment, we clearly must do a better job of developing bench strength. I’m considering many options, but where would you start?

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The Future of Telehealth Is Closer Than You Think

HIHIT now offers telehealth services as a creative and cost-effective way to connect your employees with the services they need in times of health crisis.

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Legally Valid Unpaid Internships are Rare

The master-apprentice learning relationship is a time-honored tradition in the hospitality industry, but there are very clear legal requirements on compensation for apprentices.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 11/13/17

2017 Election Results; Walla Walla short term rentals; Immigrants and refugees in Tacoma.