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Weekly Update: New 2019 Minimum Wage Announced in Tacoma

Initiative 1634 Keeps Groceries Affordable The Washington Hospitality Association has joined the fight to keep groceries affordable. We’re supportive of ballot measure I-1634 because neighborhood businesses, workers, farms and families deserve protection

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Our Story: How Washington Hospitality Association Launched its Brand

By Lisa Leinberger and Jillian Henze, Washington Hospitality Association   Whether you are a new business owner or are revamping your old business, a brand is an important tool that

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What’s at Stake in Your Brand

By Pia Larson, Fingerprint Marketing   If you sneeze or have a runny nose, what do you ask for? A Kleenex, of course. Seldom do you ask for the generic

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What is “interchange” processing?

Click the button below for instant access to the association’s credit card processing program.  Call for an estimate now! Interchange is a fee that is set by the credit card

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Getting Serious About Workplace Safety

By Paul Schlienz   Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they occur in the workplace they can have long-lasting repercussions for the employer as well as the employee. Washington Hospitality Association

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Weekly Update: L&I Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000

L&I Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000 The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage

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Start Saving with Safety Today

By Anthony Anton, Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO   What would you do to save $15,000 today? Your brain may immediately jump to renegotiating costs with your suppliers, but

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Safety Pays Off in Unexpected Ways

In today’s tight job market, increasing workplace safety should be one of your talent retention strategies. Our partners at ERNwest offer tips on how to reduce the risks of common

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Weekly Update: EAP Draft Rules to be Announced Friday

EAP Draft Rules to be Announced Friday Rulemaking Update: Draft rules on updating the salary threshold for the Executive Administrative and Professional (EAP) exemptions from the state Minimum Wage Act

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Weekly Update: New Flyer Available About Service Animals

Win: New Flyer Available About Service Animals Last session, Washington Hospitality worked with stakeholders and legislators to update the state’s service animal law. Today, a new informational flyer was released

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Weekly Update: L&I Proposes Average 5 Percent Workers Comp Rate Decrease for 2019

L&I Proposes Average 5 Percent Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease for 2019 On Wednesday, the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced a proposed average 5 percent decrease in the premium employers pay for

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Paid Family & Medical Leave: Are You Ready? Join Our Webinar Sept. 26

With the start of the paid family & medical leave program set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019, the Washington Hospitality Association wants to make sure you have the information

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Weekly Update: Paid Family & Medical Leave Webinar Sept. 26

Paid Family & Medical Leave: Are You Ready? Join Our Webinar Sept. 26  With the start of the paid family & medical leave program set to begin on Jan. 1,

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Weekly Update: Seattle Minimum Wage Announcement Coming Soon

Seattle Minimum Wage Announcement Coming Soon The City of Seattle will announce its 2019 minimum wage increase on Sept. 30. The increase will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. For

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Weekly Update: Golf FORE Education Tournament, Sept. 11 – Register Now!

Golf FORE Education Tournament, Sept. 11 – Register Now! The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation will present its annual Golf FORE Education, a fundraiser for ProStart, a culinary and management