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Preventing Harassment through Workplace Culture & Practices

By Angi Shamblin, Associated Industries   How does one go about creating a culture that discourages harassment and discrimination and encourages respectful, positive work relationships? As with any relationship, the

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Ignorance is not bliss: Proactive Approaches to Address Sex-based Harassment

By Catharine Morisset & Meg Burnham, Fisher Phillips   Over the past 20 years, sex-based workplace discrimination charges have been one of the most common employee-asserted claims before the federal

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Weekly Update: Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle

Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle! Fourth Substitute Senate Bill 5251 cleared another major legislative hurdle on Tuesday. The bill was amended, and executive action was taken in the Senate Ways &

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Weekly Update: Friday Marks the Session’s First Legislative Cutoff

Friday Marks the Session’s First Legislative Cutoff Friday is an important day on the legislative calendar – it is the first cutoff date of the session. This means that bills

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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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Seeking your input on our 2018 legislative priorities Each year, Washington Hospitality’s Government Affairs team holds a series of meetings around the state to gather members’ input on priority issues

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Upskilling to Beat the Labor Shortage

By David Faro To see a complete list of the training opportunities available through your membership, visit the Hospitality Association Education Foundation (EF) website.  If you have questions or need

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Yelp and Instawork Team Up to Tackle Seattle’s Staffing Crisis

With 90% employee turnover rates, restaurant-tech company brings fresh ideas to the table. Seattle, WA.— The Seattle area’s cost of living index continues to soar as the hospitality industry struggles

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Tuition Assistance Partnership Announced

Washington State University announces tuition assistance partnership with Washington Hospitality Association for online MBA, EMBA PULLMAN, Wash. (Sept. 08, 2017) — A new educational partnership between Washington State University (WSU)

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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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What happens if ACA subsidies are defunded?

The Washington Hospitality Association has developed a raft of potent Healthcare Solutions for hospitality businesses across the state.  By visiting Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions webpage, members can explore options for

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Restaurants: Save Money and Keep Employees Safe

Comprehensive safety training has far reaching effects on your business. Not only is it beneficial to have safety measures in place, but the law requires employers to provide their employees with

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Weekly Update: Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today

Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today Please contact your legislators today! Funding for Substitute House Bill 1123, which establishes a statewide tourism marketing program, needs to be included in

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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