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That Summer Food-Stand Job Is No Longer Just for Teenagers

The number of teens in the summer workforce has fallen significantly since 1978, while demand for seasonal labor has grown. Summer jobs making fudge and serving up french fries that were traditionally filled by high school and college students are now largely filled by workers from other countries under H-2B visas, but those visas are becoming more difficult to obtain under the Trump administration. (New York Times)

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Prohibited Duties for Minors

Alcohol Occupations involving the sale, handling or serving of any liquor, either on a paid or voluntary basis.   Deep Fryers Minors may use fryers for cooking purposes. Although L&I

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Preventing Teen Injuries

Employment data show the hospitality and retail industries, including restaurants, employ 50 percent of teenagers, which contributes to the high incidence of injury to teens. In 2000, the Washington State

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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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Riding emotion to policy victory

Last week, Bernie Sanders reintroduced $15 federal minimum wage legislation. Five in six U.S.-based labor economists agree that such a policy would cost jobs for youth. (Washington Times)

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Legislative News: Eighth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 57th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105 days. The legislature is currently focused on floor action. During this time bills are subject to a

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Legislative News: Seventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 50th day of the 2017 session, so we are nearly half-way through the 105 scheduled days of session. A significant cut-off passed on Friday, Feb. 24. Friday was

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Legislative News: Sixth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 43rd day of the 2017 session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The first cut-off was Friday, Feb. 17. Several bills are now dead. While all

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Legislative News: Fifth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 36th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The main goal of a long-session, like the one we are in, is

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Weekly Update: Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb

Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb Hospitality members didn’t let a snowstorm stop them. Nearly 100 Washington state hoteliers and restaurateurs trekked to the Washington Hospitality Association’s annual Hill Climb

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Legislative News: Fourth week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 29th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off is Feb. 17, so bills are being introduced at a

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Legislative News: Third week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 22nd day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off  is Feb. 17 so bills are being introduced at a

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Teen Wage/Minimum Wage Legislation

Disclaimer – You are reading archive content on minimum wage. For the most current information, visit: https://wahospitality.org/resources/minimum-wage-resources/ Two bills to change elements of Initiative 1433 have been introduced. Senate Bill 5541 would institute

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Teen Employment: Everybody Wins

The hospitality industry plays a key role in our state’s employment health. One out of 33 people in Washington is employed in a restaurant, making our industry the main pipeline to enter the workforce. Restaurants in the quick service sector play a particularly important role when it comes to jobs.

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Your Secret Weapon: The Education Foundation Bridges Barriers Between Government and Business

It’s time again to meet with our legislators in Olympia. The legislative session is around the corner and before you know it, Hill Climb and Taste Our Best will be here.