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L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry rates

The Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance premiums across the state beginning in 2020. This is

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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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Weekly Update: FREE hiring solutions for high season

Leverage FREE hiring solutions to staff up for high season Hospitality Month is celebrating careers in hospitality – changing the perception of our industry — and providing cost-saving hiring solutions

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Let WorkSourceWA and LinkedIn solve your labor shortage

By Chad Pearson, business outreach, Employment Security Department Typically, promoting your business increases the number of reservations at your business. The same thing applies to promoting open positions at your

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Weekly Update: WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons

WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons On Monday Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of

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Member Spotlight: Adam Hegsted – expanding Spokane’s palate, making his community a better place

By Paul Schlienz   Adam Hegsted’s Eat Good Group is one of the biggest things to ever hit Spokane and Northern Idaho’s culinary scene. “We have 10 restaurants, all of

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Eye on Hospitality: How to find a vendor that fits your needs

By Paul Schlienz   Choosing a vendor shouldn’t be rocket science, but you do need to take care and find a provider who fulfills your needs. “One of the most

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Weekly Update: Find talent to address your labor shortage… for free

You told us: “Fix the expensive costs of hiring employees.”  For past three years, the governor proclaimed May as Hospitality Month. The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation has built a fruitful relationship with

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Weekly Update: Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31

Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31 The Employment Security Department has delayed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Q1 reporting deadline from April 30

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Eye on Hospitality: Making great customer service a reality

By Paul Schlienz   You can’t have hospitality without customer service. Keeping the customer satisfied is much on the mind of every successful restaurateur or hotelier. “When I went through

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Summit series is about to begin – register today!

Last chance! Seattle Hospitality Summit is Monday Four days remain until the first of our three Hospitality Summits. The first event is in Seattle. Prepare yourself for a half-day of

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What is a no-match letter?

The Restaurant Law Center of the National Restaurant Association issued guidance on April 25, 2019, regarding no-match letters. What’s a ‘no-match’ letter? The Social Security Administration (SSA) will send so-called

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Weekly Update: Feds release 30,000 additional returning worker H-2B visas

Feds release 30,000 additional returning worker H-2B visas According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Department of Homeland Security on March 29 announced the release of an additional

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Weekly Update: House Proposes New Operating Budget

House proposes $52.8 billion, two-year state operating budget On Monday, the majority in the House of Representatives proposed a $52.8 billion-dollar state operating budget that relies on a capital gains

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Win – Short-Term Rental Bill Survives Cut-Off

Federal Overtime Proposal Released The Department of Labor (DOL) released its rewrite of the Obama administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary threshold from the current level of