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Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

By Nicole Vukonich   In July 2017, after months of negotiations and strategic planning a business and employee-friendly paid family and medical leave law was signed by the governor. Now

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Business is open during “Seattle Squeeze”

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout

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Weekly Update: Comments Needed on Overtime Draft Rules

Have You Commented on the Latest Draft of Overtime Rules? With fewer than 10 days before the comment deadline, we need you to get your comments in to the Department

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Planning for Paid Family Medical Leave

By Rick Braa   Q: It’s been some time since the “exciting” announcement was made about Paid Family Medical Leave coming to the workforce. Recently, we’ve been discussing it and

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[Action Alert] New Overtime Rules Propose $56,000-$70,000 as Salary Threshold

Over the last six months, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage Act for Executive,

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/4/18

Action Alert for new proposed overtime rules; Tacoma fraud complaints on counterfeit $20 and $100 bills; Be ready for road closures in the Seattle area.

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Payments Processing: $100 added to your statement

100 dollars added to your statement!  Explore WA Payments Processing Program. Terms and conditions: Offer available only to new Elavon or U.S. Bank merchant customers only. Written processing agreement required.

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Employment Law Guides Now Available

Hospitality Employment Law Guides Now Available The Washington Hospitality Association is pleased to provide two members-only Employment Law Guides tailored to Washington state and your business: one for restaurants and

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Interacting with Different (or Difficult) Personality Types this Holiday Season

By Dawn Jones At some point in your life you may have taken a personality test such as the Myers-Briggs or the DISC, or even one based on numbers or

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From The CEO: Do What You Love And Can Be The Best At

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association  A few years ago at an industry social gathering, a local operator told me a customer had trashed his

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Pros Honored at Convention

Restaurant, Hotel Pros Honored at Hospitality Convention The best of hospitality from throughout the state were honored at the Washington Hospitality Convention Sunday at Renton’s Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. The

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Spokane restaurants, restaurateurs win awards at Night in the Spotlight

Thank you all for coming out to Night in the Spotlight, our annual event to raise funds for ProStart.  

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 11/15/18

Information of election results; music licensing developments; resolution urging federal government to protect Bristol Bay.

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Hospitality Convention Honors Professionals in Restaurants, Hotels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Morgan Huether, local communications manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 135, morganhuether@wahospitality.org   Hospitality Convention Honors Professionals in Restaurants, Hotels SEATTLE – Hospitality professionals from across the state

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Weekly Update: Election Results – Ballots Still Being Counted

You Voted: What’s the Result? As of early Thursday, there have been more than two million ballots counted in this year’s Nov. 6th general election and there are still more