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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


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

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Hospitality Health Care Solutions

To visit the WRA Hospitality Health Care Solutions web portal, click here. To speak with a WRA Health Care solutions provider – click here. Way back in 2010, employers were looking at

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Washington State Minimum Wage (Initiative 1433)

Resources, FAQ, and Help I-1433 increased the minimum wage statewide to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017 (with the exception of Seattle which went up to $15). It also

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Washington Hospitality Partners on Job Board with ESD

Washington Hospitality and the Employment Security Division have teamed up to provide a (free) and robust online job board aimed at uniting employers with job seekers.  With the full backing

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Leaders of Fazoli’s, Saladworks, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Grimaldi’s, Focus Brands: ‘Change is coming’

The sands are shifting almost daily and almost on every front: That’s the verdict from five restaurant industry leaders who shared their views Monday on the state of the industry at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago Saturday. About 70 executives and future franchisees watched the discussion as part of an education session called, “Lessons from Leaders.” (Pizza Marketplace)

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Legislative News: Third week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 22nd day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off  is Feb. 17 so bills are being introduced at a

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Teen Wage/Minimum Wage Legislation

Two bills to change elements of Initiative 1433 have been introduced. Senate Bill 5541 would institute a teen wage. This additional wage level for those under 18 years of age mirrors

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DOL Assumes the Worst When It Comes to Quick-Service Restaurant Franchisees

These days, all employers face challenges from regulators over wage and hour rules, but the regulatory climate may be toughest of all for the restaurant industry.