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Weekly Update: Comments Needed on Overtime Draft Rules

Have You Commented on the Latest Draft of Overtime Rules? With fewer than 10 days before the comment deadline, we need you to get your comments in to the Department

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Employment Law Guides Now Available

Hospitality Employment Law Guides Now Available The Washington Hospitality Association is pleased to provide two members-only Employment Law Guides tailored to Washington state and your business: one for restaurants and

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Pros Honored at Convention

Restaurant, Hotel Pros Honored at Hospitality Convention The best of hospitality from throughout the state were honored at the Washington Hospitality Convention Sunday at Renton’s Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. The

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Weekly Update: Election Results – Ballots Still Being Counted

You Voted: What’s the Result? As of early Thursday, there have been more than two million ballots counted in this year’s Nov. 6th general election and there are still more

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Weekly Update: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6 With less than a week before Election Day, there is still time to turn in your postage-paid ballot. Click here to find out about 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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Weekly Update: The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) Files HEHS Lawsuit Against Seattle

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) Files HEHS Lawsuit Against Seattle On Tuesday, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle for Part 3 of the

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Weekly Update: Primary Election is Five Days Away!

Primary Election is Five Days Away! Have you voted in this year’s primary election? Do you know who your Washington Hospitality Association endorsed candidates are? Click here to find out.

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Weekly Update: National Restaurant and Lodging Associations Commit to Training 550,000 Workers, Students

National Restaurant and Lodging Associations Commit to Training 550,000 Workers, Students During an event at the White House last week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the American Hotel

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Weekly Update: 2018 Legislative Endorsements

The Washington Hospitality Association 2018 Legislative Endorsements On June 26, the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Committee met to endorse legislative candidates ahead of the 2018 primary election. During May

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Weekly Update – Let Us Know Your Thoughts on Legislative Candidates in Your Area

Let Us Know Your Thoughts on Legislative Candidates in Your Area The Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs team will spend $650,000 this election cycle protecting YOU and your business. We

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Seattle City Council repeals controversial tax on jobs 

In a surprising move, the Seattle City Council voted on Tuesday, June 12, to repeal the tax on jobs it unanimously passed less than a month ago. The controversial tax

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Seattle publishes updated administrative rules for PSST, but is still finalizing definition of “hourly compensation” for PSST purposes

On Monday, June 4, Seattle published updated administrative rules for the City’s Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance which was updated in late 2017.  The update incorporated the more generous provisions of the