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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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Weekly Update: L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry workers’ comp rates

L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry workers’ comp rates The Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance

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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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Weekly Update: Federal Department of Labor issued its final overtime rule Sept. 24.

Federal Department of Labor issued its final overtime rule Sept. 24. Reminder: Washington state overtime law supersedes this federal law. Washington state has proposed a salary threshold of nearly $80,000

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Weekly Update: Recognize your team with the Stars of Hospitality Awards

Deadline extended: Nominate your stars and recognize the best in hospitality The annual Stars of Hospitality awards nominations are about to close. These awards, hosted by Sysco, are an opportunity

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Weekly Update: Hospitality industry survival strategies launching Sept. 30

Launching Sept. 30 – Hospitality industry survival strategies The Washington state minimum wage is going up $1.50 on Jan. 1, 2020. When added to all the other new regulations over

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Weekly Update: Focus on prevention: Summer heat means increased Legionnaires’ risk

Focus on prevention: Summer heat means increased Legionnaires’ risk Running air conditioning units can fight the heat and also increase risk of your customers and employees being exposed to Legionella

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Weekly Update: New city plastic bag ban + a historic hotel’s refresh that revived a city

Register now for Golf FORE! Education – Only four days left! Golf FORE! Education is a day of great golf and great refreshments from sponsors like Heritage Distilling Co. and

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Weekly Update: 2020 travel per diem rates released

2020 travel per diem rates released According to the U.S. General Services Administration, the standard lodging rate for fiscal year 2020 will increase from $94 to $96, which is the

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Weekly Update: Give your feedback to change LCB Enforcement and Education services

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Weekly Update: How to comply with panic buttons

Panic buttons and the law: How to comply by 2020 We’ve heard from members that you’re receiving sales calls for panic button systems. Don’t panic…you have until Jan. 1, 2020,

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Weekly Update: Possible settlement in swipe fee antitrust lawsuit

Possible settlement in swipe fee antitrust litigation According to the National Restaurant Association, there is a potential settlement of class action litigation that could provide businesses with payment for prior

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Weekly Update: Convention keynote speaker will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion

Hospitality Convention keynote speaker will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion The Washington Hospitality Convention team is pleased to announce Marilyn Strickland will join the event as the keynote speaker. Strickland

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Weekly Update: New grant trains job seekers before they reach employers

WIN: Pierce County program to deliver trained workforce A $1.75 million poverty reduction grant has been awarded to the Workforce Development Council in Pierce County. The Washington Hospitality Association Education

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Weekly Update: Opinions on overtime? Voice them to L&I

Opinions on overtime? Voice them to L&I Climbing the hospitality career ladder is important, and we remain concerned what this overtime rule could do for employees seeking to break into