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Weekly Update — Meals and breaks guidance, Coronavirus, King County jobs tax bill

[HUB] Meals and breaks, updated guidance With increased attention to the laws on meals and rest breaks, Washington Hospitality Association members may access the most up-to-date guidance on this topic

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Weekly Update — Minimum wage impact, cut costs with training, 42-inch bar barrier WIN

[HUB] How training helps you cut costs With new training regulations passing year after year, the Education Foundation is committed to helping you stay in compliance. Find out how when

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Hospitality supports bill requiring human trafficking prevention training 

OLYMPIA –House Bill 2320, a measure to require training on human trafficking awareness and prevention was heard in the House Committee on Consumer Protection & Business on Jan. 21. The

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Final rule revises joint-employer status

The federal Department of Labor issued a final rule on Jan. 12, 2020, updating what it means to be a joint employer. The National Restaurant Association staff members on Jan.

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Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits begin after Jan. 1

Eligible employees will be able to begin using the statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave program after Jan. 1, 2020. This is one of the largest components of the state’s

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Toolkit – Isolated Workers and Panic Buttons

Isolated workers and the law: How you can prepare for 2020 A bill passed in the 2019 legislative session and signed into state law requires all employers in hotel, motel,

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Burien eyes compostable packaging requirements

The city of Burien is moving toward passing an ordinance in the new year requiring the use of compostable packaging by foodservice businesses. The Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership

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LCB rulemaking proposes removal of 42-inch barrier, adds more flexible options

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has introduced proposed rules to update the 42-inch barrier requirements for establishments with a liquor license. The barriers were intended to separate the space

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Weekly update: Third-party delivery, menu pricing; meals & breaks guidance

New in the HUB: Navigating third-party delivery pitfalls Consumers are ordering out and staying in more and more. As behavior trends change, third-party delivery is taking center stage. We identify

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An investigation into January’s coming $1.50 per hour wage increase, the projected impact on your business and how we’ll help

By Jillian Henze, APR In March 2019, the alarm sounded. The alarm’s name is Cathy Fox, the association’s Seattle Neighborhoods senior territory manager, and a veteran staff member at the

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ACTION ALERT: How will an overtime salary threshold of $80,000 by 2026 impact you?

The state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is working to update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees over the course of six years

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Government Affairs Regional Meetings coming this Fall

Join your local legislators, hospitality operators and the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Team as they travel to your area for a regional meeting. Attending this interactive meeting will be

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State Court of Appeals, Division I delivers multi-year lawsuit win dealing with liquor price regulations

OLYMPIA – Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of the Washington Hospitality Association and other plaintiffs dealing with regulations on the pricing

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L&I proposes overtime threshold of nearly $80,000 by 2026

By Nicole Vukonich The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has filed a rulemaking notice (CR-102) that would update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP)

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Food Code and the costs to your business: The Department of Health needs your input

The state Department of Health, the Board of Health and the Food Safety Advisory Council have been working on a revision to the retail food rule (Chapter 246-215 WAC).   Thank