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Weekly Update — Minimum wage impact, cut costs with training, 42-inch bar barrier WIN

[HUB] How training helps you cut costs With new training regulations passing year after year, the Education Foundation is committed to helping you stay in compliance. Find out how when

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 1/21/20

New joint-employer four-factor test; Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month; Don’t forget that Hill Climb is coming up on January 27.

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Weekly Update: $70,000 saved by going green, new labor rules, register for Hill Climb

Time is running out! Have you registered for Hill Climb? Have you registered for Hill Climb? It’s coming up on Jan. 27. This is your opportunity to meet with lawmakers

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Considering counter service?

Several times a month the Washington Hospitality Association produces well-sourced articles on the cutting-edge trends and best business practices that keep our industry alive. This latest article brought insights from

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Restaurant Cost-Savings in 2020

  Today’s restaurant patron is a tough customer. They expect high quality food and service at a good price as well as customization. Today’s restaurants must be focused and nimble

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Final rule revises joint-employer status

The federal Department of Labor issued a final rule on Jan. 12, 2020, updating what it means to be a joint employer. The National Restaurant Association staff members on Jan.

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Weekly Update: Switching to counter service, 2020 labor posters, employee safety

HUB: How to approach changing your service model This new HUB content explores how operators and industry experts are approaching a possible solution to rising labor costs: service model conversion.

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Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits begin after Jan. 1

Eligible employees will be able to begin using the statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave program after Jan. 1, 2020. This is one of the largest components of the state’s

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Isolated workers and 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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2020 Minimum Wage Info & Resources

Did you know that the Washington Hospitality Association has all the information you need to know about the minimum wage increases on Jan. 1, 2020? Visit that information here. We

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Weekly Update: Snow toolkit, cross-train your staff, Passport Rewards

[NEW TOOLKIT] WA experts advise: Snow + inclement weather prep Winter starts Saturday and the snow and windstorms are coming, sending Washington’s hospitality industry into a scramble. In addition to

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/18/19

Updates to Washington state minimum wage act; new overtime salary threshold from L&I; food safety.

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Burien eyes compostable packaging requirements

The city of Burien is moving toward passing an ordinance in the new year requiring the use of compostable packaging by foodservice businesses. The Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership

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Weekly Update: Overtime rules adopted, rising labor costs, minimum wage

L&I adopts overtime threshold at 2.5 times the minimum wage The Department of Labor & Industries announced Wednesday the adoption of rules to update the Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP)

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LCB rulemaking proposes removal of 42-inch barrier, adds more flexible options

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has introduced proposed rules to update the 42-inch barrier requirements for establishments with a liquor license. The barriers were intended to separate the space