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Eye on Hospitality (Great Food, Better Lives)

By Paul Schlienz  Hospitality serves communities, and it often transforms lives.  If you want to see a perfect example of the hospitality industry’s ability to improve lives, look no further

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5 Admin Tasks Sinking Your Restaurant Manager (and How to Stay Afloat)

By Guv CallahanFebruary 16, 2018 Hot Schedules OpX Roadshow  How much time do restaurant managers spend doing administrative work? Between payroll, ordering, inspections and a mess of other paperwork, it’s easy

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Your Primary Source of Information (Survey)

WASHINGTON  HOSPITALITY – Your Primary Source of Information Take the Survey when it arrives! The Washington Hospitality Association works with an outside company to complete a membership survey every two

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Preventing Harassment through Workplace Culture & Practices

By Angi Shamblin, Associated Industries   How does one go about creating a culture that discourages harassment and discrimination and encourages respectful, positive work relationships? As with any relationship, the

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Weekly Update: Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle

Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle! Fourth Substitute Senate Bill 5251 cleared another major legislative hurdle on Tuesday. The bill was amended, and executive action was taken in the Senate Ways &

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JOB BOARD: Small employers can get big-company tools

By Chad Pearson, Employment Security Department  Sometimes, being a small employer is tough. You’re sweeping floors one minute and reviewing resumes the next. It can feel overwhelming.  The good news is: You’re not on your own when it comes

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Doing Service Charges (Correctly)

By Paul Schlienz Restaurateurs have been responding to changes, including higher minimum wages and uncertainty about tip pooling, in a variety of ways. One response is to get rid of tips all together

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Scholarships Immediately Available to “Upskill” Workers and Create Career Pathways 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, Communications Manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Scholarships Immediately Available to “Upskill” Workers and Create Career Pathways The Washington Hospitality Association is currently offering scholarships aimed at connecting workers with skills improvement classes for hospitality employees. Through

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 2/5/18

State legislative updates on tourism; sexual harassment prevention in the workplace; updates to Equal Pay Act; baby changing stations in restaurants; service animals and food safety. Rulemaking process on Seattle’s Initiative 124; homeless spending.

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Weekly Update: Friday Marks the Session’s First Legislative Cutoff

Friday Marks the Session’s First Legislative Cutoff Friday is an important day on the legislative calendar – it is the first cutoff date of the session. This means that bills

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Eye on Hospitality: Just Say No to Forced Labor 

By Paul Schlienz  Not in our house!  This is what hotels throughout the U.S. are telling human traffickers.  The hospitality industry is taking a strong stand against forced labor because

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Weekly Update: Don’t Miss Hill Climb 2018

Don’t Miss Hill Climb 2018 – Register Now! There’s less than a week left before Hill Climb & Taste Our Best 2018 takes place on Monday, Jan. 29. Are you

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Eye on Hospitality: Work Opportunity Tax Credit – A Win/Win for Employers and Job Seekers

By Paul Schlienz  WOTC?   If you’re from the East Coast, you might mistake WOTC for the call letters of a radio or television station, but if you’re a business owner,

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 1/24/18

Hill Climb is coming! Statewide tourism legislation; Business registrations in Wall Walla.