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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.

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Affordable Care Act Notification Requirements

Part One – Important Notice: Please note that now that the Trump administration is in office, there is a strong possibility that there will be major changes to the Affordable

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I-1433 FAQ

Q: When does the initiative go into effect? A: The first minimum wage increase, to $11/hr goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Employers have between now and Jan. 1 to

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Sunset Clause Added to Spokane Leave Policy

Spokane City Council added a sunset clause to the city sick leave policy on Nov. 14. The city policy will start Jan. 1, 2017 and end on Dec. 31. 2017. The

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Fighting for a better solution after the passage of I-1433

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2016 Contact: Stephanie McMannus (360) 956-7279 StephanieM@wahospitality.org We believe there were better solutions for Washington than Initiative 1433. Looking ahead, we will work with stakeholders to

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Eye on Hospitality: New Federal Overtime Rule Still on Track for Dec. 1

On Dec. 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule updating overtime rules will come into effect.

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Secure Scheduling Ordinance: Collective bargaining agreements

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance into law. This is the final installation of bite-sized pieces to get you up to speed. Or,

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Washington Hospitality event creates more than 60 new jobs

CONTACT: Stephanie McManus Washington Hospitality Association 360.956.7279 StephanieM@wahospitality.org @wahospitality SEATTLE – On Oct. 6, the Washington Hospitality Association hosted a hiring event at MOTIF in Seattle. In partnership with King

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Secure Scheduling Ordinance: Suing employers and studies

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance into law. We’re rolling out bite-sized pieces in the coming weeks to get you up to

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Washington Hospitality hiring event has 100+ job opportunities

SEATTLE – On October 6, 2016 the Washington Hospitality Association will be connecting King County citizens with job opportunities at a hiring event. Entry-level jobs are the cornerstone for Washingtonians joining

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Secure Scheduling Ordinance: Penalties

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance into law. We’re rolling out bite-sized pieces in the coming weeks to get you up to

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Secure Scheduling Ordinance: Underscheduling and recording

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance into law. We’re rolling out bite-sized pieces in the coming weeks to get you up to

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Secure Scheduling Ordinance: Notice of work schedule changes

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance into law. We’re rolling out bite-sized pieces in the coming weeks to get you up to

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Employee tenure remains above pre-recession levels

Although median tenure of restaurant employees trended lower in recent years, it still remains above pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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Secure Scheduling Ordinance: Employees have a right to provide input on schedules

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance into law. We’re rolling out bite-sized pieces in the coming weeks to get you up to