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Weekly Update: Focus on prevention: Summer heat means increased Legionnaires’ risk

Focus on prevention: Summer heat means increased Legionnaires’ risk Running air conditioning units can fight the heat and also increase risk of your customers and employees being exposed to Legionella

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Weekly Update: How to comply with panic buttons

Panic buttons and the law: How to comply by 2020 We’ve heard from members that you’re receiving sales calls for panic button systems. Don’t panic…you have until Jan. 1, 2020,

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Weekly Update: Opinions on overtime? Voice them to L&I

Opinions on overtime? Voice them to L&I Climbing the hospitality career ladder is important, and we remain concerned what this overtime rule could do for employees seeking to break into

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Weekly Update: WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons

WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons On Monday Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of

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Weekly Update: Find talent to address your labor shortage… for free

You told us: “Fix the expensive costs of hiring employees.”  For past three years, the governor proclaimed May as Hospitality Month. The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation has built a fruitful relationship with

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Weekly Update: Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31

Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31 The Employment Security Department has delayed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Q1 reporting deadline from April 30

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Weekly Update: Top priority short-term rental bill passes Senate, closer to governor’s desk

Top priority short-term rental bill passes Senate, closer to governor’s desk This afternoon, Substitute House Bill 1798, our top-priority short-term rental bill passed in the Senate, 35-6! Because the bill

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Win – Short-Term Rental Bill Survives Cut-Off

Federal Overtime Proposal Released The Department of Labor (DOL) released its rewrite of the Obama administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary threshold from the current level of

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Weekly Update: ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality

ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality   The 2019 ProStart Invitationals will take place on March 2 in Spokane and on March 9 in Seattle. ProStart is a nationwide program

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Weekly Update: Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5

Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5 A restrictive scheduling bill, House Bill 1491, will be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 5. We are opposed to this bill because it limits

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Weekly Update: This is It: Hill Climb is Monday

This Is It: Hill Climb Is Monday Are you ready for Hill Climb 2019 on Monday, Jan. 28?! We are – and we look forward to hearing all of your

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Former ProStart student shares lessons learned

Ashley Owens is one of many students returning to school this fall. A student at the University of Houston, the 19-year-old has big career plans, including owning and operating her own restaurant company. (National Restaurant Association)

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Golf FORE! Education

Restaurants are the cornerstone of career opportunities in America. Every dollar spent in restaurants generates another $2.05 for our economy. And, it’s likely that you or your business has seen gain as a result. Golf FORE! Education, our annual golf tournament, and Toasting the Finest, the party after the tournament are opportunities to give back. You can feed dreams and build futures by supporting

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Dawn Sweeney: Restaurants Are Open for Business

Few things in this world compare to seeing young adults passionate about their futures. So when I had the honor to attend the recent National ProStart Invitational, the country’s premier secondary school competition focusing on restaurant management and culinary arts in Providence, RI, I was once again overwhelmed by the excitement I saw in the faces of America’s future restaurant leaders. (Newsmax)

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Missouri, Connecticut take top honors at ProStart 2018

Following months of practice and participation in state competitions, the team members from Herndon Career Center in Raytown, Mo., and Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Conn., won top honors at the National ProStart Invitational in Providence, R.I. The two teams outscored all others to win the competition, hosted by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. (National Restaurant Association)