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Paid Family & Medical Leave: Are You Ready? Join Our Webinar Sept. 26

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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NEWS: L&I proposes significant drop in workers’ comp rates for 2019

(The following press release was issued by L&I on Sept. 19, 2018) L&I proposes significant drop in workers’ comp rates for 2019 TUMWATER – The price of workers’ compensation insurance

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Regional Meetings! Save the Date

Join the Government Affairs team as we travel the four corners of Washington state for regional meetings! Regional meetings are a way for you to provide input on what issues

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Washington Hospitality Association 2018 Legislative Primary Endorsements

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, June 26, the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Committee met to endorse legislative candidates ahead of the 2018 primary election. During May and June, the State

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Washington Hospitality Association recognizes 2018 Legislative Heroes

OLYMPIA –The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to recognize the following 2018 Legislative Heroes: Sen. Christine Rolfes, D- Kitsap County, Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, Rep. Kristine Reeves, D- Federal

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Governor signs tourism bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2018 Washington joins rest of the country with new statewide tourism program OLYMPIA – Washington state is no longer the only state in the U.S.

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Service charges

Below is a general overview of service charges. It is not intended as legal advice, and is not an exhaustive discussion of the topic. If you have questions about any

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Eye on Hospitality: Big Changes Coming in 2018 – Paid Leave and Minimum Wage

Washington’s employers are facing some big changes in 2018. Get ready for a new state paid sick leave program and new minimum wage regulations.

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Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes

OLYMPIA – Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers who are true champions of the hospitality industry’s priorities. The association is known for its political advocacy and acumen. Nominees for

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Tuition Assistance Partnership Announced

Washington State University announces tuition assistance partnership with Washington Hospitality Association for online MBA, EMBA PULLMAN, Wash. (Sept. 08, 2017) — A new educational partnership between Washington State University (WSU)

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I-1433 Rules Summary

Definitions Clarifications have been made to the following: Absences exceeding three days: Three consecutive days an employee is scheduled to work. Health-related reasons: A serious public health concern that could

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Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington State

After many months of thoughtful, strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, Washington has a balanced, bipartisan law to create statewide paid family and medical leave. The bill was

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Washington’s paid family and medical leave legislation: A win for employees and businesses alike.

The 2107  legislative session delivered a huge win for the hospitality industry: the passage of Senate Bill 5975 which establishes a paid family and medical leave program at the state

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Washington’s new pregnancy accommodation law went into effect this week.

In June, the Washington Legislature passed the Healthy Starts Act, changing pregnancy accommodations for women in Washington workplaces. The law which went into effect on July 23, 2017, applies to

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Businesses support bipartisan law creating statewide paid family and medical leave

OLYMPIA, WASH. (JUNE 30, 2017) – After many months of thoughtful, strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, Washington has proposed a balanced, bipartisan law to create statewide paid