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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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Getting Ready for the High Season

You don’t need us to tell you about the importance of high season for your business. If you’re in the hospitality industry in Washington state, you know how much of a boost summer can bring to your bottom line.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 4/16/18

Tip pooling update; Seattle City Council want to increase cost of using Lyft or Uber; Shoert term rentals in Chelan County.

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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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Eye on Hospitality: Hospitality Summits Coming to Bellingham and Tacoma in May

By Paul Schlienz www.hospitalitysummit.org  It’s spring and it’s time for Washington Hospitality Summits! So far, in 2018, we’ve had two Hospitality Summits – in Bellevue and Seattle. Next on the

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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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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 4/2/18

Bill signing for statewide tourism marketing; tip pooling; local Hospitality Summits coming!

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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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Tip pool victory bridges heart-of-house wage gap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Jillian Henze, senior communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 Tip pool victory bridges heart-of-house wage gap in restaurant industry (OLYMPIA, WASH., APRIL 2, 2018) –

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Major grant awarded to Education Foundation

The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation received great news today! The state Department of Commerce announced three winners of the Skilled Worker Awareness grant. The Education Foundation was awarded more

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Tip Pooling

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed critical funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool rule that barred certain employers from setting up tip-pooling arrangements under which tipped employees can share

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Governor signs tourism bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2018 Washington joins rest of the country with new statewide tourism program OLYMPIA – Washington state is no longer the only state in the U.S.

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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.