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Video: What is the HERO Manual and how can it help your business?

Learn more about this exclusive resource for Washington Hospitality Association members only.

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Pregnancy Accommodations in the Workplace: Flyer Now Available

Did you know Washington state has pregnancy accommodation laws that provide specific civil rights protections for pregnant employees? This flyer from the Attorney General’s Office outlines these rights in English

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Washington Fair Chance Act Flyer Now Available

The Fair Chance Act protects job applicants with a criminal record so they may fairly compete for job opportunities for which they are otherwise qualified. The flyer, available in both

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How to Recruit in a Tight Job Market

A Conversation with Patrick Yearout, Director of Innovation at Ivar’s and Kidd Valley Restaurants By Marianne Scholl One of the shining traits of hospitality professionals is an eagerness to help

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The people side of “analytics”

This article is reprinted with permission from Optum. To see the original piece, click here. For HHS agencies, the focus is on improving lives To slightly misquote Benjamin Disraeli, there

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Final Policy Guidance on Tips, Gratuities and Service Charges Issued by L&I

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries issued final policy guidance addressing employer requirements and employee rights on tips, gratuities and service charges. This

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Business is open during “Seattle Squeeze”

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout

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Paid Family & Medical Leave: Are You Ready? View our webinar

With the start of the paid family & medical leave program set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019, the Washington Hospitality Association wants to make sure you have the information

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Hazard Communication Rule

What is the Hazard Communication rule? The Hazard Communication rule requires you — the employer — to inform and train your employees about hazardous chemicals in your workplace. Note: Washington

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Employee Safety Alert Systems for Hotels

Here’s a quick overview of technology options that can help Seattle hotels comply with Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 14.25, which concerns hotel employees’ health and safety. SMC 14.25 has been

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Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can happen anywhere at any time. It can involve a single victim, such as the apartment manager stabbed to death in Everett in July 2010. It can involve

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Workers’ Compensation

What is workers’ compensation? Workers’ compensation (industrial insurance) coverage protects both workers and employers from the financial impact of a work-related injury or occupational disease. It pays for injured workers’

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Personal Chefs

Personal chefs are independent contractors (not employees) that prepare food in private homes for consumption by household members. Personal chefs may also prepare meals for social events, such as dinner

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More Favorable Laws

When is federal law applied over state law? If there are differences between federal and state laws or rules governing wages, hours and working conditions, the standard more favorable or