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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

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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