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Weekly Update: Overtime threshold fact sheet

[Fact sheet] Details on how the overtime threshold will reach 2.5 times minimum wage by 2026 The Department of Labor and Industries announced a rulemaking notice that would update the

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Weekly Update: L&I proposes new salary overtime threshold

L&I proposes overtime salary threshold of 2.5 times minimum wage by 2026 The Department of Labor and Industries has announced a rulemaking notice that would update the state’s salary overtime

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Weekly Update: FREE hiring solutions for high season

Leverage FREE hiring solutions to staff up for high season Hospitality Month is celebrating careers in hospitality – changing the perception of our industry — and providing cost-saving hiring solutions

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Weekly Update: WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons

WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons On Monday Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of

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Weekly Update: WIN – Short-term rental bill signed into law

WIN: Short-term rental bill signed into law On May 9, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, our top priority short-term rental bill, into law. This is a #WIN

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Weekly Update: Find talent to address your labor shortage… for free

You told us: “Fix the expensive costs of hiring employees.”  For past three years, the governor proclaimed May as Hospitality Month. The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation has built a fruitful relationship with

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Weekly Update: Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31

Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31 The Employment Security Department has delayed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Q1 reporting deadline from April 30

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Summit series is about to begin – register today!

Last chance! Seattle Hospitality Summit is Monday Four days remain until the first of our three Hospitality Summits. The first event is in Seattle. Prepare yourself for a half-day of

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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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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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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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Weekly Update – Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park Employment for people with disabilities, shelter for the homeless during the snowstorm – Sequim’s Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic

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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.