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Weekly Update: Federal Department of Labor issued its final overtime rule Sept. 24.

Federal Department of Labor issued its final overtime rule Sept. 24. Reminder: Washington state overtime law supersedes this federal law. Washington state has proposed a salary threshold of nearly $80,000

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Weekly Update: Recognize your team with the Stars of Hospitality Awards

Deadline extended: Nominate your stars and recognize the best in hospitality The annual Stars of Hospitality awards nominations are about to close. These awards, hosted by Sysco, are an opportunity

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Weekly Update: EAP Draft Rules to be Announced Friday

EAP Draft Rules to be Announced Friday Rulemaking Update: Draft rules on updating the salary threshold for the Executive Administrative and Professional (EAP) exemptions from the state Minimum Wage Act

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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 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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Tip Pooling – HERO Manual

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed critical funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool rule that barred certain employers from setting up tip-pooling arrangements under which tipped employees can share

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Hourly and Salaried Overtime

New Overtime Rule Struck Down in Court In Sept. 2017, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant struck down a new rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an excessively

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Minimum Wage

There are currently five minimum wages in Washington state:   State Minimum Wage Due to the passage of Initiative 1433, in Nov. 2016, the state minimum wage: Increased to $11

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Payroll Deductions

During an ongoing employment relationship (i.e., employee is still employed with the employer on payday), the following deductions are allowed, and may reduce the employee’s wage below the minimum wage

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“Show Up” Pay

An employer is not required by law to give advance notice to change an employee’s shift or to shorten it or lengthen it, thus there is no legal requirement for

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Seattle updates its paid sick and safe time law in response to new state paid sick leave requirements.

Seattle has had a paid sick leave ordinance in place since 2012 that requires employers with four or more full-time employees to provide workers with paid sick leave to care

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Labor Cost Management: Scheduling

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Weekly Update: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down

Major Victory for Hospitality Industry: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant has struck down the rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an