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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling – Supervisors, Managers, Owners are Not to Benefit

Tip Pooling – Supervisors, Managers, Owners are Not to Benefit Reminder: A congressional bill passed March 23 includes a provision that ensures workers will receive all of their tips. Supervisors,

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Weekly Update: Department of Labor Reinforces Tip Pooling Change

Department of Labor Reinforces Tip Pooling Change The Department of Labor issued a brief on April 6 reinforcing that Washington restaurants can now tip pool with heart-of-the-house team members like

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L & I Rulemaking begins on Salary Threshold for Overtime Exempt Employees

This week the state Department of Labor & Industries held its first stakeholder meeting to begin rulemaking on the salary threshold for Executive, Administrative and Professional exemptions from the Minimum

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Weekly Update: Congratulations, 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners!

Congratulations, 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners! The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce the Washington state winners of the Restaurant Neighbor Awards: Arby’s of Spokane The Boat House Ethan

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Weekly Update: It’s Now Legal to Tip Pool with Heart-of-the-House Employees

It’s Now Legal to Tip Pool with Heart-of-the-House Employees On March 23, Congress passed funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool rule that barred certain employers from setting up tip-pooling

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Eye on Hospitality: Education Foundation Helps You Find Job Candidates in a Tight Labor Market

By Paul Schlienz www.worksourcewa.com It’s a tight labor market out there. U.S. businesses large and small are having difficulty finding workers as the economy continues its recovery from the Great

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Congressional Win Addresses Labor Shortage

On March 23, Congress passed funding legislation allowing the Secretary of Homeland Security to raise the H-2B visa cap based on economic need after consulting with the Secretary of Labor.

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Weekly Update: Congratulations to Winners of 2018 ProStart Invitational

Congratulations to Winners of 2018 ProStart Invitational The students at Bellevue’s Newport High school really brought their A-game last weekend at the ProStart Invitational in Spokane. The school took first

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Specialty Coffee Expo – Seattle

April 19-22, 2018 Washington State Convention Center – Seattle, WA Specialty Coffee Association’s flagship event returns once again to Seattle for 2018. In this three-day expo, attendees will learn, sip

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Weekly Update: Session Closing with Tourism Victory and Other Wins

Session Closing with Tourism Victory and Other Wins Today is the 60th legislative day and the last day lawmakers may constitutionally meet for the regular 2018 legislative session. Lawmakers will

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Eye on Hospitality: Bloodborne Pathogens in Hotels (Protect Yourself)

By Paul Schlienz Better safe than sorry. Nowhere is this old saying truer than when it comes to dealing with bloodborne pathogens. These hazards can spread serious illness, and they

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Department of Revenue Changes (Online Portal)

From:   DOR My DOR Feedback <MyDORFeedback@DOR.WA.GOV> Sent:   Monday, March 5, 2018 12:59 PM To:     DOR My DOR Feedback Subject:   Washington Dept. of Revenue – New system, key dates, and webinars! On March 19, The Department

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(WIN!) Rulemaking to begin (on spirits distributor license fees)

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has announced proposed rulemaking to roll back the 10 percent spirits distributor license fee when retailers sell spirits to on premise licensees.

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REGISTER: 2018 Washington Hospitality Summits

Come Learn, Engage, and have Fun at the 2018 Washington Hospitality Summits! We are thrilled to announce that the Hospitality Summits are set for the Spring of 2018. There are

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Weekly Update: 2018 HERO Manual Now Available

2018 HERO Manual Now Available The updated 2018 HERO Manual is now here. Among other changes to reflect the latest in law and agency rulemaking, we have made very extensive