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Weekly Update: Paid Family and Medical Leave Toolkit Helps You Prepare

Paid Family and Medical Leave Toolkit Helps You Prepare Premium collections for Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program begin Jan. 1, 2019. Are you prepared? We have a toolkit

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Weekly Update: Golf FORE Education Tournament, Sept. 11 – Register Now!

Golf FORE Education Tournament, Sept. 11 – Register Now! The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation will present its annual Golf FORE Education, a fundraiser for ProStart, a culinary and management

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Weekly Update: Comment on Tips/Gratuities/Service Charges Draft Policy

Tips/Gratuities/Service Charges: Comment Now on Draft Policy After passage of Initiative 1433, the state Department of Labor & Industries committed to developing administrative policies to provide additional guidelines for interpretation

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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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Washington State Minimum Wage (Initiative 1433)

Resources, FAQ, and Help I-1433 increased the minimum wage statewide to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017 (with the exception of Seattle which went up to $15). It also

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Weekly Update: Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23

105-Day Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23 The regular legislative session will end April 23, but it is commonly accepted that there will at least be one special

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Eye on Hospitality: Focus on Service Charges

The Washington Hospitality Association’s recent Hospitality Summit, in Seattle, brought together some of the state’s top movers and shakers in the hospitality industry for some great panel discussions.

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Changes to Tips and Service Charges – Examples

With the increase in minimum wage, and the discrepancy this can cause for back of the house employees, many Washington restaurants have moved to a service charge model. Here are some examples

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Seattle Minimum Wage

Disclaimer – You are reading archive content on minimum wage. For the most current information, visit: https://wahospitality.org/resources/minimum-wage-resources/ On June 2, 2014 the Seattle City Council voted to implement a city ordinance

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee Unveils New Budget Proposal

Gov. Inslee Unveils New Budget Proposal This week Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget proposal, including $4 billion in new taxes in the upcoming two-year cycle. This includes a 7.9

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Lessons in No-Tipping

Some restaurants are switching from tipping to higher overall costs. Others are moving toward service charges instead of tips. Some have even tried service charges and gone back to tipping.

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Service Charges

Federal law defines service charges as a compulsory charge for service. In contrast to service charges, guests decide whether to give tips, how much to give and who to give it them to, subject to a tip pool.

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Seattle Minimum Wage Guide: Commissions & Bonuses

Tips and health care aren’t the only forms of compensation you can factor into an employee’s wages. Commissions and bonuses can also be considered. Here are the definitions and rules you need to know if you want to factor them in to employee wages.