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Weekly Update: Comments Needed on Overtime Draft Rules

Have You Commented on the Latest Draft of Overtime Rules? With fewer than 10 days before the comment deadline, we need you to get your comments in to the Department

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Planning for Paid Family Medical Leave

By Rick Braa   Q: It’s been some time since the “exciting” announcement was made about Paid Family Medical Leave coming to the workforce. Recently, we’ve been discussing it and

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Employment Law Guides Now Available

Hospitality Employment Law Guides Now Available The Washington Hospitality Association is pleased to provide two members-only Employment Law Guides tailored to Washington state and your business: one for restaurants and

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Pros Honored at Convention

Restaurant, Hotel Pros Honored at Hospitality Convention The best of hospitality from throughout the state were honored at the Washington Hospitality Convention Sunday at Renton’s Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. The

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Weekly Update: Election Results – Ballots Still Being Counted

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

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Weekly Update: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6 With less than a week before Election Day, there is still time to turn in your postage-paid ballot. Click here to find out about the

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Weekly Update: Comments on Overtime Exemption, Salary Threshold Due Tomorrow

Last Chance: Comments on Overtime Exemption, Salary Threshold Due Tomorrow The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the

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Weekly Update: New 2019 Minimum Wage Announced in Tacoma

Initiative 1634 Keeps Groceries Affordable The Washington Hospitality Association has joined the fight to keep groceries affordable. We’re supportive of ballot measure I-1634 because neighborhood businesses, workers, farms and families deserve protection

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Our Story: How Washington Hospitality Association Launched its Brand

By Lisa Leinberger and Jillian Henze, Washington Hospitality Association   Whether you are a new business owner or are revamping your old business, a brand is an important tool that

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What’s at Stake in Your Brand

By Pia Larson, Fingerprint Marketing   If you sneeze or have a runny nose, what do you ask for? A Kleenex, of course. Seldom do you ask for the generic

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Getting Serious About Workplace Safety

By Paul Schlienz   Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they occur in the workplace they can have long-lasting repercussions for the employer as well as the employee. Washington Hospitality Association

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Weekly Update: L&I Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000

L&I Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000 The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage

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Start Saving with Safety Today

By Anthony Anton, Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO   What would you do to save $15,000 today? Your brain may immediately jump to renegotiating costs with your suppliers, but

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Safety Pays Off in Unexpected Ways

In today’s tight job market, increasing workplace safety should be one of your talent retention strategies. Our partners at ERNwest offer tips on how to reduce the risks of common

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Weekly Update: EAP Draft Rules to be Announced Friday

EAP Draft Rules to be Announced Friday Rulemaking Update: Draft rules on updating the salary threshold for the Executive Administrative and Professional (EAP) exemptions from the state Minimum Wage Act