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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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Panic buttons & 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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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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Government Affairs Regional Meetings coming this Fall

Join your local legislators, hospitality operators and the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Team as they travel to your area for a regional meeting. Attending this interactive meeting will be

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State Court of Appeals, Division I delivers multi-year lawsuit win dealing with liquor price regulations

OLYMPIA – Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of the Washington Hospitality Association and other plaintiffs dealing with regulations on the pricing

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Food Code and the costs to your business: The Department of Health needs your input

The state Department of Health, the Board of Health and the Food Safety Advisory Council have been working on a revision to the retail food rule (Chapter 246-215 WAC).   Thank

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Top five tips to troubleshoot Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting issues

The Employment Security Department’s (ESD) Paid Family and Medical Leave division has put together the top five tips to help with troubleshooting any issues with reporting. As a reminder,  the

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LCB Enforcement and Education needs your feedback

As part of an assessment of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (LCB) Enforcement and Education Division, an independent organization, Hillard Heintze, is conducting a survey of licensees. This

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Updates to law bars employers from asking pay history

Updates made to the state’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, which take effect July 28, bars employers from requesting a job applicant’s wage or salary history, except under certain circumstances.

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The 2019 Legislative Heroes for Hospitality

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce the 2019 Legislative Heroes for Hospitality: Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, Rep. Cindy Ryu, D-Shoreline, Rep.

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L&I’s Public Hearings for draft overtime rule in July & August

To gain feedback from Washingtonians, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) will hold six public hearings across the state to gather feedback on the draft overtime rules which would

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L&I Fact Sheet: Proposed changes to Washington overtime rules

This information provided here is from the fact sheet titled, “Proposed Changes to Washington’s Overtime Rules.” To see the original Fact sheet from the Department of Labor & Industries, click

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Nine of the most important food code revisions you need to know about

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Draft Food Code public presentations in July, dates announced

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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L&I proposes updated overtime threshold of 2.5 times the minimum wage by 2026 for Executive, Administrative, Professional staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state Department of Labor and Industries today announced the filing of a rulemaking notice (CR-102) that would update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative