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Government Affairs News Room Washington State

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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Hospitality supports bill requiring human trafficking prevention training 

OLYMPIA –House Bill 2320, a measure to require training on human trafficking awareness and prevention was heard in the House Committee on Consumer Protection & Business on Jan. 21. The

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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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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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Annual GAC meeting is Dec. 10

Please join us at the annual Government Affairs Committee meeting from 1:30-4 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Elliott Room at the Hilton Seattle Airport, 17620 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA

News Room Washington Hospitality Weekly

Weekly Update: Scary you could miss this-Tip pooling, P&L warning signs, I-124 invalidated

In this issue: Make no BONES about it…Tip pooling: Tell DOL what you think Washington State Supreme Court dismisses appeal, invalidating I-124 5 red flags to look for in your restaurant financial statements

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Weekly Update: New resources in the HUB, Seattle’s minimum wage information, Pathways Dinner and more

The Washington Hospitality Association Weekly: Oct. 17, 2019 In this issue: New in the HUB: How to raise menu prices the right way Do you remember your first job in

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L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry rates

The Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance premiums across the state beginning in 2020. This is

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Weekly Update: The HUB has launched, Convention room block closes Oct. 11

The Washington Hospitality Weekly: Oct. 3, 2019 In this issue: Get your login today: The survival strategies HUB has launched Hospitality Convention: Room block closes Oct. 11 Tacoma and Vancouver!Government Affairs

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ACTION ALERT: How will an overtime salary threshold of $80,000 by 2026 impact you?

The state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is working to update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees over the course of six years

Government Affairs News Room Washington State

Government Affairs Regional Meetings coming this Fall

Join your local legislators, hospitality operators and the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Team as they travel to your area for a regional meeting. Attending this interactive meeting will be

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State Court of Appeals, Division I delivers multi-year lawsuit win dealing with liquor price regulations

OLYMPIA – Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of the Washington Hospitality Association and other plaintiffs dealing with regulations on the pricing

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September is National Food Safety Education Month

To get you started celebrating September as National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM), here are four sources of food safety information with varying ways to change food safety behaviors and