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IMPORTANT: Paid Family & Medical Leave Reporting Deadline Moved to July

The Washington State Employment Security Department has announced that they are moving the Q1 reporting deadline to July 31, instead of April 30 as originally planned. Beginning July 1, employers

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Final Policy Guidance on Tips, Gratuities and Service Charges Issued by L&I

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries issued final policy guidance addressing employer requirements and employee rights on tips, gratuities and service charges. This

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Restrictive Scheduling: Respond to Action Alert and Say NO to Statewide Scheduling Mandate

The hospitality industry is known for having flexible schedules and employee autonomy over their work schedules. This cornerstone of our industry is under direct attack with House Bill 1491/Senate Bill

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Hospitality Workforce Development Bill Gets Hearing

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Nicole Vukonich, state communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 160, nicolev@wahospitality.org Hospitality Workforce Development

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Washington Hospitality Association supports protecting workers, providing panic buttons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2019 OLYMPIA, WASH. – The safety and security of employees is a top priority for the hospitality industry, which is why the Washington Hospitality Association

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The 2019 Legislative Session Preview

*This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of The Washington Hospitality Association Magazine  By Nicole Vukonich For the first time in a while, when the Legislature convenes on

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Register Today: Hill Climb is Jan. 28

Hill Climb & Taste Our Best January 28, 2019 We are Washington hospitality. We are in this together as one industry and are the faces of the largest private employer

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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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[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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You Voted: What’s the Result?

As of early Thursday, there have been more than two million ballots counted in this year’s Nov. 6th general election and there are still more than 700,000 left to count.

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L&I Schedules Additional Listening Sessions on Overtime, Salary Threshold Rules

The Department of Labor & Industries will hold additional listening sessions on a revised version of the overtime and salary threshold employment rules for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) workers.

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Phone2Action Alert: Labor & Industries Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000!

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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Win: New Flyer Available About Service Animals

Last session, Washington Hospitality worked with stakeholders and legislators to update the state’s service animal law. Today, a new informational flyer was released to offer businesses and service animal handlers

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Paid Family & Medical Leave: Are You Ready? View our webinar

With the start of the paid family & medical leave program set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019, the Washington Hospitality Association wants to make sure you have the information

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NEWS: L&I proposes significant drop in workers’ comp rates for 2019

(The following press release was issued by L&I on Sept. 19, 2018) L&I proposes significant drop in workers’ comp rates for 2019 TUMWATER – The price of workers’ compensation insurance