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Weekly Update: Recognize your team with the Stars of Hospitality Awards

Deadline extended: Nominate your stars and recognize the best in hospitality The annual Stars of Hospitality awards nominations are about to close. These awards, hosted by Sysco, are an opportunity

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ACTION ALERT: How will an overtime salary threshold of $80,000 by 2026 impact you?

The state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is working to update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees over the course of six years

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 9/10/19

Court of Appeals opinion on the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board; Overtime rules and salary threshold; Seattle’s hotel worker legislation.

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Government Affairs Regional Meetings coming this Fall

Join your local legislators, hospitality operators and the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Team as they travel to your area for a regional meeting. Attending this interactive meeting will be

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Weekly Update: Hospitality industry survival strategies launching Sept. 30

Launching Sept. 30 – Hospitality industry survival strategies The Washington state minimum wage is going up $1.50 on Jan. 1, 2020. When added to all the other new regulations over

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State Court of Appeals, Division I delivers multi-year lawsuit win dealing with liquor price regulations

OLYMPIA – Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of the Washington Hospitality Association and other plaintiffs dealing with regulations on the pricing

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September is National Food Safety Education Month

To get you started celebrating September as National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM), here are four sources of food safety information with varying ways to change food safety behaviors and

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Panic buttons & the law: How you can prepare for 2020

A bill passed in the 2019 legislative session and signed into state law requires all employers in hotel, motel, retail, property services or a security guard entity to have all

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L&I proposes overtime threshold of nearly $80,000 by 2026

By Nicole Vukonich The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has filed a rulemaking notice (CR-102) that would update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP)

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Weekly Update: Focus on prevention: Summer heat means increased Legionnaires’ risk

Focus on prevention: Summer heat means increased Legionnaires’ risk Running air conditioning units can fight the heat and also increase risk of your customers and employees being exposed to Legionella

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/28/19

Per Diem, rates are in and the standard lodging rate is increasing; reporting for the state’s paid family and medical leave program; feedback needed on the proposed update of the overtime rules and salary threshold in Washington.

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Profit increases in a tough labor market

By Arnold Shain, Advisory Network   What I hear from clients on a daily basis: My profits have eroded. What happened? My labor cost is way up. My cost of

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Training: Key to quality, employee loyalty and retention

By Paul Schlienz   You can’t have hospitality without customer service, and you can’t have customer service without training. “Our customers expect us to be top notch,” said Jerry Lynch,

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How restaurants and hotels can use virtual reality in training

By Lex Nepomuceno   Virtual reality (VR) training is making inroads in nearly all spheres of the business world. It’s an emerging technology with great learning opportunities that can significantly

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Weekly Update: New city plastic bag ban + a historic hotel’s refresh that revived a city

Register now for Golf FORE! Education – Only four days left! Golf FORE! Education is a day of great golf and great refreshments from sponsors like Heritage Distilling Co. and