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Gender-neutral signage for single-use facilities in King County

Starting Dec. 1, 2019, restaurants in King County with single-use toilet facilities shall not be restricted to a specific sex or gender identity, and must use gender-neutral signage to indicate

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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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Seattle Hospitality for Progress Announces Endorsements for 2019 Seattle City Council Primary Elections

Media Contact: Jacque Coe, APR 425-351-0082 jacquec@wahospitality.org Seattle Hospitality for Progress Announces Endorsements for 2019 Seattle City Council Primary Elections Endorsements Represent the Voice of Seattle Hotels and Restaurants SEATTLE

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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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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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Association Tip Pooling Communications Win Top Award

Media contact: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hospitality association tip pooling communications win top award (OLYMPIA, WASH., March 27, 2019) — The

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Training solution to prevent human trafficking is now free for members

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Mar Brettmann, PhD, executive director, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, 206-724-8246, mar@bestalliance.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Anthony Anton, Washington Hospitality members appointed to Tourism Marketing Authority Board

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the nine members of the new Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board (WTMA). Anthony Anton, President and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association

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Hospitality Association Backs FareStart Apprenticeship Program

OLYMPIA Aug. 31, 2017 – The Washington Hospitality Association is excited to support FareStart’s recently launched Foodservice Apprenticeship Program. The program will help lower-income foodservice workers gain skills and employment

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Senate Bill 5713, Helping Train Skilled Workers, to be Signed

Gov. Inslee and Hospitality Association Join Forces for Job Creation OLYMPIA – Kicking off the inaugural statewide Hospitality Month, Gov. Jay Inslee will sign Senate Bill 5713 today, May 5.

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Ethnic Business Coalition Receives Endowment from Washington Hospitality Association to Fund Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Watch the Video Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 SEATTLE, May 2, 2017 – Yesterday, the Ethnic Business Coalition received a $25,000 endowment from the Washington

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Communications Team Wins PR Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Jillian Henze, local communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 Seattle Restaurant Workers Survey PR Campaign Earns PRSA Totem Award (OLYMPIA, WASH., March 10, 2017) —

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Overtime Rule Blocked in Federal Court: Will Not Take Effect Dec. 1

Note: The information in this article is outdated. Go here for more current information on this topic.   In a surprise ruling, a Federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide