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Toolkit — WA Cares officially on hold until July 2023

UPDATE: January 27, 2022 Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 1732 into law. It goes into effect immediately. Seattle Times: Gov. Inslee signs bills to delay, expand exemptions in WA Cares

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New heat exposure rules in place for Washington employers

The Pacific Northwest made national news recently with our record-breaking heat wave. With several more weeks of summer still ahead, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently

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Innovating around the labor shortage: applications

This is part one of a three-part series exploring methods and best practices for attaining and retaining employees. This section focuses on strategies you should use to turn an applicant into a quality employee.

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Boost revenue with egift cards

In today’s tough business environment, it’s vital to your bottom line that you offer customers a whole variety of purchasing and payment options. And with more consumers opting to go

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Mobile wallets set to dominate payments

There are few moments like now where American consumers are collectively open to the idea of new payment methods – especially contactless ones such as mobile wallets. This is good

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A New Faster Funding Option: True Daily Funding

Get Paid within Hours of a Batch You can now access your funds within hours of a batch, seven days a week, holidays included, with True Daily Funding. Originally slated

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Seattle Hotel Employee Protections Take Effect

Four ordinances with protections for hotel employees have become law in Seattle. The protections range from panic buttons, room cleaning and square footage limits, required expenditures for health care coverage

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Meet your customers online and curbside

If you are considering pivoting your business model to meet your customers where they are now – online, we are waiving our monthly software fees and setup costs on Converge

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Finding Savings in the Details

A penny saved is a penny earned, and right now, who isn’t counting their pennies? As a small or medium business owner, you know how quickly you can enhance your

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Congratulations to the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher and Mentor of the year

Congratulations to Kim Stewart, the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher of the Year, and Caleb Hansen, this year’s Mentor of the Year. In the ProStart program, students not only receive career and

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LCB rulemaking proposes removal of 42-inch barrier, adds more flexible options

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has introduced proposed rules to update the 42-inch barrier requirements for establishments with a liquor license. The barriers were intended to separate the space

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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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Governor signs bill to protect hotel and motel workers, requires panic buttons

OLYMPIA, Wash. –  On Monday, May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers, into law. The