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Restrictive Scheduling: Respond to Action Alert and Say NO to Statewide Scheduling Mandate

The hospitality industry is known for having flexible schedules and employee autonomy over their work schedules. This cornerstone of our industry is under direct attack with House Bill 1491/Senate Bill

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Hospitality Workforce Development Bill Gets Hearing

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Nicole Vukonich, state communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 160, nicolev@wahospitality.org Hospitality Workforce Development

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Washington Hospitality Association supports protecting workers, providing panic buttons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2019 OLYMPIA, WASH. – The safety and security of employees is a top priority for the hospitality industry, which is why the Washington Hospitality Association

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The 2019 Legislative Session Preview

*This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of The Washington Hospitality Association Magazine  By Nicole Vukonich For the first time in a while, when the Legislature convenes on

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Register Today: Hill Climb is Jan. 28

Hill Climb & Taste Our Best January 28, 2019 We are Washington hospitality. We are in this together as one industry and are the faces of the largest private employer

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The Lens: Employers Prep for Paid Leave

The following article was published by The Lens on Dec. 21, 2018. View the article here. With the phase-in period for paid family and medical leave just around the corner,

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The Lens: Business community concerned over proposed overtime changes

Reprinted Representatives from the business community say that while they appreciate efforts made by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) to update its overtime rules, they are concerned about

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[Action Alert] New Overtime Rules Propose $56,000-$70,000 as Salary Threshold

Over the last six months, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage Act for Executive,

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L&I Schedules Additional Listening Sessions on Overtime, Salary Threshold Rules

The Department of Labor & Industries will hold additional listening sessions on a revised version of the overtime and salary threshold employment rules for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) workers.

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Phone2Action Alert: Labor & Industries Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000!

Over the last six months, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage Act for Executive,

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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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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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Spokesman Review Op-ed: Protect groceries in Spokane now and this November

*This article was published in the Spokesman Review on July 9, 2018.* Barbara Richardson and Sonja Halverson: Protect groceries in Spokane now and this November Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:40

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Washington Hospitality Association 2018 Legislative 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