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Tacoma City Council Amends Paid Leave Policy

TACOMA – The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 29 to amend the city’s paid sick and safe leave policy, creating a duplicate policy for businesses to comply with.

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Washington State Minimum Wage (Initiative 1433)

Resources, FAQ, and Help I-1433 increased the minimum wage statewide to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017 (with the exception of Seattle which went up to $15). It also

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Paid sick leave requirements

Starting January 1, 2018, employers in Washington will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Accrual Paid sick leave shall accrue at a minimum rate of one

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I-1433 FAQ

Q: When does the initiative go into effect? A: The first minimum wage increase, to $11/hr goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Employers have between now and Jan. 1 to

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Sunset Clause Added to Spokane Leave Policy

Spokane City Council added a sunset clause to the city sick leave policy on Nov. 14. The city policy will start Jan. 1, 2017 and end on Dec. 31. 2017. The

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I-1433 Background

Association efforts: The Washington Hospitality Association was the lone voice for moderation on minimum wage for the majority of 2016. On the first day of the 2016 Legislative Session, a

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I-1433 media

Recent media on Minimum wage: Washington minimum wage increases to $11 an hour today – Q13 FOX–Jan 1, 2017 Washington minimum wage to increase to $11 on New Year’s Day ––Dec 29, 2016

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Hot Off the Grill: Election Edition

The 2015 election cycle turned out to be very busy for the Washington Restaurant and Washington Lodging Associations. The hospitality industry (WRA & WLA) played a part in many races