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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

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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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Service charges

Below is a general overview of service charges. It is not intended as legal advice, and is not an exhaustive discussion of the topic. If you have questions about any

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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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Using Teen Labor

The following is a checklist of what to have on file and regulations to follow when employing teen workers. There are three things an employer must have to employ youth

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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

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Getting Creative: Retaining and Growing Great Employees in a Tight Labor Market

Employers are facing a challenging environment with a tight labor market where job seekers may just have the upper hand.

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Statistics Bluebook Released to Public

Washington Hospitality Bluebook Released to Public The new Washington Hospitality Bluebook is meant to take competitiveness benchmarks and statistics to the next level by directly applying this information to the

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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 11

Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 11 This year the Washington Hospitality Education Foundation has celebrated many wins for Association membership and local hospitality communities. Understanding that