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L&I proposes overtime threshold of nearly $80,000 by 2026

By Nicole Vukonich The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has filed a rulemaking notice (CR-102) that would update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP)

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Government Affairs: We need you to stand with us!

By Paul Schlienz   Standing together as one voice helps ensure that elected officials and government representatives understand our industry and recognize the strength of our association. Washington’s restaurants and

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Weekly Update: Give your feedback to change LCB Enforcement and Education services

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On the Issue: The environment and efforts to ban single-use plastics

By Nicole Vukonich   According to the United Nations Environment Program, researchers estimate that more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been produced since the early 1950s and about

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2019 letter from the Government Affairs Committee chairs

Like you, we are members of the Washington Hospitality Association, representing each aspect of our industry – full-service and quick-service restaurants, and lodging. As your Government Affairs Committee (GAC) chairs,

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2019 Legislative Session Review

By Nicole Vukonich   Looking back on the 2019 legislative session, it was record breaking. With one of the largest incoming classes of freshman legislators in years, to having the

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Weekly Update: Overtime threshold fact sheet

[Fact sheet] Details on how the overtime threshold will reach 2.5 times minimum wage by 2026 The Department of Labor and Industries announced a rulemaking notice that would update the

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Weekly Update: FREE hiring solutions for high season

Leverage FREE hiring solutions to staff up for high season Hospitality Month is celebrating careers in hospitality – changing the perception of our industry — and providing cost-saving hiring solutions

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Weekly Update: This is It: Hill Climb is Monday

This Is It: Hill Climb Is Monday Are you ready for Hill Climb 2019 on Monday, Jan. 28?! We are – and we look forward to hearing all of your

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Weekly Update – Let Us Know Your Thoughts on Legislative Candidates in Your Area

Let Us Know Your Thoughts on Legislative Candidates in Your Area The Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs team will spend $650,000 this election cycle protecting YOU and your business. We

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Seattle City Council repeals controversial tax on jobs 

In a surprising move, the Seattle City Council voted on Tuesday, June 12, to repeal the tax on jobs it unanimously passed less than a month ago. The controversial tax

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Seattle publishes updated administrative rules for PSST, but is still finalizing definition of “hourly compensation” for PSST purposes

On Monday, June 4, Seattle published updated administrative rules for the City’s Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance which was updated in late 2017.  The update incorporated the more generous provisions of the

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Seattle City Council approves $50 million tax on jobs

On Monday, May 14, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to tax jobs at businesses with more than $20 million in annual taxable gross receipts in Seattle. This new revenue

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Seattle City Council is working quickly on a jobs tax

The Seattle City Council wants to establish a tax on jobs to raise another $75 million to spend on its response to homelessness, and it is moving forward quickly to

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Weekly Update: Big Changes Coming in 2018 – Paid Leave and Minimum Wage

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