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New in 2022 – law changes impacting the industry

This page features new laws or upcoming changes impacting hospitality businesses that will go into effect in 2022. Each week we’ll  send members reminders in our weekly email and add

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Weekly Update: Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic; state minimum wage for 2022

Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton held a press conference on Sept. 30 urging state and local policymakers

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Washington minimum wage will be $14.49 in 2022

The Washington State department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today that the minimum wage in Washington state will see an increase of 80 cents in January. The new statewide minimum wage will be $14.49 per

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Weekly update: Data security, minimum wage increase, raising menu prices

How much does that menu item really cost you? Estimating recipe costs and food costs based on the price of the protein alone means you are not pricing your menu

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An investigation into January’s coming $1.50 per hour wage increase, the projected impact on your business and how we’ll help

By Jillian Henze, APR In March 2019, the alarm sounded. The alarm’s name is Cathy Fox, the association’s Seattle Neighborhoods senior territory manager, and a veteran staff member at the

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Weekly Update — Minimum wage, employee motivation, health care shopping

New year, new statewide minimum wage Did you know that the statewide minimum wage will increase to $13.50 on Jan. 1, 2020? For minimum wage information for Seattle and SeaTac,

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Weekly Update: Minimum wage, raise menu prices the right way, employee benefits

Coming Jan. 1: New statewide minimum wage Did you know that the statewide minimum wage will increase to $13.50 on Jan. 1, 2020? For minimum wage information for Seattle and

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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: 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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From the CEO: Your Brand and Your Mission

By Anthony Anton, president & CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association About 10 years ago, I found myself at a legislative reception in a bustling catering hall. I got introduced

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Weekly Update: Comments on Overtime Exemption, Salary Threshold Due Tomorrow

Last Chance: Comments on Overtime Exemption, Salary Threshold Due Tomorrow The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the

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Weekly Update: New 2019 Minimum Wage Announced in Tacoma

Initiative 1634 Keeps Groceries Affordable The Washington Hospitality Association has joined the fight to keep groceries affordable. We’re supportive of ballot measure I-1634 because neighborhood businesses, workers, farms and families deserve protection

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Weekly Update: L&I Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000

L&I Proposes Salary Threshold of up to $75,000 The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has worked with stakeholders to update the “white collar” exemptions under the Minimum Wage

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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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L & I Rulemaking begins on Salary Threshold for Overtime Exempt Employees

This week the state Department of Labor & Industries held its first stakeholder meeting to begin rulemaking on the salary threshold for Executive, Administrative and Professional exemptions from the Minimum