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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 4/9/19

Department of Labor proposed change to the joint-employer agreement; Hospitality Summits coming; Spokane bike share.

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Weekly Update: Feds release 30,000 additional returning worker H-2B visas

Feds release 30,000 additional returning worker H-2B visas According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Department of Homeland Security on March 29 announced the release of an additional

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Weekly Update: House Proposes New Operating Budget

House proposes $52.8 billion, two-year state operating budget On Monday, the majority in the House of Representatives proposed a $52.8 billion-dollar state operating budget that relies on a capital gains

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 3/26/19

A Top Priority Bill About Short-Term Rentals Is Making Its Way Through the Legislature; The Federal Department of Labor Released Its New Proposal for the
Overtime Rule; Speakers at the Hospitality Summits Cover Some of the Industry’s Most Pressing Topics.

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Member Spotlight: La Palmera Family Mexican Restaurant

By Paul Schlienz   La Palmera Family Mexican Restaurant really is all about family. With two locations – in Everett and Mill Creek – and one soon to open in

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Eye on Hospitality: How to Work Sustainability into Operations

By Paul Schlienz Increasingly, the hospitality industry is embracing green initiatives. More and more hotel and restaurant operators are seeing the value of waste reduction, energy conservation and other measures

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Win – Short-Term Rental Bill Survives Cut-Off

Federal Overtime Proposal Released The Department of Labor (DOL) released its rewrite of the Obama administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary threshold from the current level of

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One Restaurant’s Impact: Tibbitts@FernHill Gives Back

By Paul Schlienz   Tibbitts@FernHill is one of a kind. A small restaurant with a big impact on its community, Tibbitts@FernHill is easy to miss if you’re not looking for

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Member Spotlight: The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton

It’s a hotel at the heart of the city that’s sharing its heart with the city. The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton, is an upscale boutique hotel that opened

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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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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 3/12/19

Prostart competitions in 2019; What’s Next Washington.

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Weekly Update: James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced, Embracing Diversity is Good for Your Business

Eye on Hospitality: Embracing Diversity is Good for Your Business Hospitality is the industry that brings people together. Diversity and inclusion are a natural extension of the very nature of

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Breaking News: DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule

From the National Restaurant Association on March 7, 2019 The Department of Labor (DOL) just released its rewrite of the Obama Administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary

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The people side of “analytics”

This article is reprinted with permission from Optum. To see the original piece, click here. For HHS agencies, the focus is on improving lives To slightly misquote Benjamin Disraeli, there