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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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Toolkit – Paid Family and Medical Leave

TOOLKIT – PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE Currently in the Toolkit: Webinar: Paid Family & Medical Leave Overview, recorded Sept. 26, 2018. PowerPoint used in the webinar, recorded Sept. 26.

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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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Toolkit – Tip Pooling

Federal Tip Pool Rule Change Welcomed by Industry It is now legal to tip pool. On March 23, 2018, Congress passed critical funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool

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Hourly and Salaried Overtime

New Overtime Rule Struck Down in Court In Sept. 2017, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant struck down a new rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an excessively

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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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Minimum Wage

There are currently five minimum wages in Washington state:   State Minimum Wage Due to the passage of Initiative 1433, in Nov. 2016, the state minimum wage: Increased to $11

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Paid Sick Leave

Background Information In Nov. 2016, Initiative 1433 was passed by Washington voters and has been included in Chapter 49.46 RCW Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards. Initiative 1433 incrementally increases the minimum