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L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry rates

The Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance premiums across the state beginning in 2020. This is

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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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2020 Travel Per Diem Rates Released

According to the U.S. General Services Administration, the standard lodging rate for fiscal year 2020 will increase from $94 to $96, which is the average adjustment. The standard Meal &

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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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Member Spotlight: Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Vancouver: Caring for guests, caring for the world

By Paul Schlienz   The Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Vancouver runs an environmentally sustainable operation. It’s a strong advocate for the hospitality industry. And it’s loved by its guests. General

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Let WorkSourceWA and LinkedIn solve your labor shortage

By Chad Pearson, business outreach, Employment Security Department Typically, promoting your business increases the number of reservations at your business. The same thing applies to promoting open positions at your

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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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Eye on Hospitality: How to find a vendor that fits your needs

By Paul Schlienz   Choosing a vendor shouldn’t be rocket science, but you do need to take care and find a provider who fulfills your needs. “One of the most

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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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Member Spotlight: Tacoma’s Elks Temple gets a new lease on life thanks to McMenamins

By Paul Schlienz   You’ve never seen anything quite like McMenamins’ Elks Temple. It’s a hotel, a shopping mall, a brewery, a tasting room and bottle shop, several bars and

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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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Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Media Contacts: Employment Security Department, Janelle Guthrie, APR, director of communications, 360-902-9289, jguthrie@esd.wa.gov Washington Hospitality Association, Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor

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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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Member Spotlight: Resort at Port Ludlow

By Paul Schlienz   People know the Resort at Port Ludlow for its amenities and beautiful setting. What they may not know is the depth of its ties to its