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Toolkit — Employers begin collecting WA Cares premiums in January 2022

Starting in January 2022, employers must collect funds from their employees for long-term care.  WA Cares was enacted by the state Legislature in 2019 so employees could contribute funds to services they may need in the future.

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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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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