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Weekly Update: ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality

ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality   The 2019 ProStart Invitationals will take place on March 2 in Spokane and on March 9 in Seattle. ProStart is a nationwide program

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Weekly Update: Say NO to Statewide Restrictive Scheduling

ACTION ALERT – Employers, This One’s for You: Say NO to Statewide Restrictive Scheduling The hospitality industry is known for having flexible schedules and employee autonomy over their work schedules.

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Weekly Update: Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5

Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5 A restrictive scheduling bill, House Bill 1491, will be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 5. We are opposed to this bill because it limits

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Weekly Update: This is It: Hill Climb is Monday

This Is It: Hill Climb Is Monday Are you ready for Hill Climb 2019 on Monday, Jan. 28?! We are – and we look forward to hearing all of your

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Weekly Update: The 2019 Legislative Session is On

The 2019 Legislative Session is On The 2019 Legislative Session began Monday, Jan. 14, and is scheduled to run 105 days. During this time, the Legislature will craft a new

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Weekly Update: #Whyichoosehospitality – Tell Your Story at Hill Climb on Jan. 28

#Whyichoosehospitality – Tell Your Story at Hill Climb on Jan. 28 Are you ready to tell your legislators #whyichoosehospitality? Have you registered for Hill Climb? It’s our association’s largest grassroots

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Weekly Update: Big Win for Hotels: Initiative 124 Ruled Unconstitutional

Big Win for Hotels: Initiative 124 Ruled Unconstitutional The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled that Seattle’s Initiative 124 was unconstitutional because it violates the single-subject rule. The city has

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Weekly Update: Paid Family and Medical Leave Toolkit Helps You Prepare

Paid Family and Medical Leave Toolkit Helps You Prepare Premium collections for Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program begin Jan. 1, 2019. Are you prepared? We have a toolkit

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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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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