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Business is open during “Seattle Squeeze”

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout

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[Action Alert] New Overtime Rules Propose $56,000-$70,000 as Salary Threshold

Over the last six months, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage Act for Executive,

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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 than 700,000 left to count.

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L&I Schedules Additional Listening Sessions on Overtime, Salary Threshold Rules

The Department of Labor & Industries will hold additional listening sessions on a revised version of the overtime and salary threshold employment rules for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) workers.

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Seattle Restaurants, Businesses Praise City Council For Action Opposing Pebble Mine

MEDIA ADVISORY: Oct. 29, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Please contact Lisa Leinberger of the Seattle Restaurant Alliance at 509-475-2162, lisal@wahospitality.org Resolution Passed Today Highlights Economic Significance of Bristol Bay for Seattle’s

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Phone2Action Alert: Labor & Industries Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000!

Over the last six months, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage Act for Executive,

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2019 Minimum Wage Increases

In most cities across Washington state, minimum wage will go up to $12 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2019. There are three exceptions to this: Seattle, SeaTac and Tacoma. Seattle

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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 to offer businesses and service animal handlers

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Paid Family & Medical Leave: Are You Ready? View our webinar

With the start of the paid family & medical leave program set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019, the Washington Hospitality Association wants to make sure you have the information

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Government Affairs Meetings Near You

Join the Government Affairs team as it travels across Washington state for regional meetings! Regional meetings are a way for you to provide input on what issues are important to

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Regional Meetings! Save the Date

Join the Government Affairs team as we travel the four corners of Washington state for regional meetings! Regional meetings are a way for you to provide input on what issues

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Anthony Anton, Washington Hospitality members appointed to Tourism Marketing Authority Board

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the nine members of the new Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board (WTMA). Anthony Anton, President and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association

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Spokesman Review Op-ed: Protect groceries in Spokane now and this November

*This article was published in the Spokesman Review on July 9, 2018.* Barbara Richardson and Sonja Halverson: Protect groceries in Spokane now and this November Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:40

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Washington Hospitality Association 2018 Legislative Endorsements

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, June 26, the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Committee met to endorse legislative candidates ahead of the 2018 primary election. During May and June, the State

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Seattle City Council repeals controversial tax on jobs 

In a surprising move, the Seattle City Council voted on Tuesday, June 12, to repeal the tax on jobs it unanimously passed less than a month ago. The controversial tax