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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

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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