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Panic buttons & 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, retail, property services or a security guard entity to have all

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Updates to law bars employers from asking pay history

Updates made to the state’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, which take effect July 28, bars employers from requesting a job applicant’s wage or salary history, except under certain circumstances.

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L&I’s Public Hearings for draft overtime rule in July & August

To gain feedback from Washingtonians, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) will hold six public hearings across the state to gather feedback on the draft overtime rules which would

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L&I Fact Sheet: Proposed changes to Washington overtime rules

This information provided here is from the fact sheet titled, “Proposed Changes to Washington’s Overtime Rules.” To see the original Fact sheet from the Department of Labor & Industries, click

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Nine of the most important food code revisions you need to know about

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Draft Food Code public presentations in July, dates announced

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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L&I proposes updated overtime threshold of 2.5 times the minimum wage by 2026 for Executive, Administrative, Professional staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state Department of Labor and Industries today announced the filing of a rulemaking notice (CR-102) that would update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative

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Governor signs bill to protect hotel and motel workers, requires panic buttons

OLYMPIA, Wash. –  On Monday, May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers, into law. The

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Short-term rental legislation signed into law, increases consumer safety

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during

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Restrictive Scheduling: Respond to Action Alert and Say NO to Statewide Scheduling Mandate

The hospitality industry is known for having flexible schedules and employee autonomy over their work schedules. This cornerstone of our industry is under direct attack with House Bill 1491/Senate Bill

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Washington Hospitality Association supports protecting workers, providing panic buttons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2019 OLYMPIA, WASH. – The safety and security of employees is a top priority for the hospitality industry, which is why the Washington Hospitality Association

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The 2019 Legislative Session Preview

*This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of The Washington Hospitality Association Magazine  By Nicole Vukonich For the first time in a while, when the Legislature convenes on

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Register Today: Hill Climb is Jan. 28

Hill Climb & Taste Our Best January 28, 2019 We are Washington hospitality. We are in this together as one industry and are the faces of the largest private employer

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The Lens: Employers Prep for Paid Leave

The following article was published by The Lens on Dec. 21, 2018. View the article here. With the phase-in period for paid family and medical leave just around the corner,

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The Lens: Business community concerned over proposed overtime changes

Reprinted Representatives from the business community say that while they appreciate efforts made by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) to update its overtime rules, they are concerned about