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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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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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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

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Weekly Update: New Flyer Available About Service Animals

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

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Weekly Update: L&I Proposes Average 5 Percent Workers Comp Rate Decrease for 2019

L&I Proposes Average 5 Percent Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease for 2019 On Wednesday, the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced a proposed average 5 percent decrease in the premium employers pay for

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Weekly Update: Paid Family & Medical Leave Webinar Sept. 26

Paid Family & Medical Leave: Are You Ready? Join Our Webinar Sept. 26  With the start of the paid family & medical leave program set to begin on Jan. 1,

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Weekly Update: Seattle Minimum Wage Announcement Coming Soon

Seattle Minimum Wage Announcement Coming Soon The City of Seattle will announce its 2019 minimum wage increase on Sept. 30. The increase will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. For

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Weekly Update: Golf FORE Education Tournament, Sept. 11 – Register Now!

Golf FORE Education Tournament, Sept. 11 – Register Now! The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation will present its annual Golf FORE Education, a fundraiser for ProStart, a culinary and management

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Weekly Update: Comment on Tips/Gratuities/Service Charges Draft Policy

Tips/Gratuities/Service Charges: Comment Now on Draft Policy After passage of Initiative 1433, the state Department of Labor & Industries committed to developing administrative policies to provide additional guidelines for interpretation

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Weekly Update: The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) Files HEHS Lawsuit Against Seattle

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) Files HEHS Lawsuit Against Seattle On Tuesday, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle for Part 3 of the

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Weekly Update: Primary Election Results are Rolling In

Primary Election Results are Rolling In Washington’s primary was Aug. 7 and ballots are still being counted! Following a national trend, what’s being described as a “blue wave,” Democratic candidates

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Weekly Update: Primary Election is Five Days Away!

Primary Election is Five Days Away! Have you voted in this year’s primary election? Do you know who your Washington Hospitality Association endorsed candidates are? Click here to find out.

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Weekly Update: National Restaurant and Lodging Associations Commit to Training 550,000 Workers, Students

National Restaurant and Lodging Associations Commit to Training 550,000 Workers, Students During an event at the White House last week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the American Hotel

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Weekly Update: We Need You! Submit Your Comments About the Food Code

We Need You! Submit Your Comments About the Food Code The Washington State Department of Health is now collecting public comments about the Food Code. The Food Code is updated

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Weekly Update: Association CEO and Members Appointed to Tourism Marketing Authority Board

Association CEO and Members Appointed to Tourism Marketing Authority Board On July 11, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the nine members of the new Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board (WTMA), including: