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Weekly Update: Hospitality industry survival strategies launching Sept. 30

Launching Sept. 30 – Hospitality industry survival strategies The Washington state minimum wage is going up $1.50 on Jan. 1, 2020. When added to all the other new regulations over

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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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Training: Key to quality, employee loyalty and retention

By Paul Schlienz   You can’t have hospitality without customer service, and you can’t have customer service without training. “Our customers expect us to be top notch,” said Jerry Lynch,

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How restaurants and hotels can use virtual reality in training

By Lex Nepomuceno   Virtual reality (VR) training is making inroads in nearly all spheres of the business world. It’s an emerging technology with great learning opportunities that can significantly

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Weekly Update: New city plastic bag ban + a historic hotel’s refresh that revived a city

Register now for Golf FORE! Education – Only four days left! Golf FORE! Education is a day of great golf and great refreshments from sponsors like Heritage Distilling Co. and

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Weekly Update: Give your feedback to change LCB Enforcement and Education services

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Weekly Update: Possible settlement in swipe fee antitrust lawsuit

Possible settlement in swipe fee antitrust litigation According to the National Restaurant Association, there is a potential settlement of class action litigation that could provide businesses with payment for prior

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Weekly Update: Convention keynote speaker will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion

Hospitality Convention keynote speaker will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion The Washington Hospitality Convention team is pleased to announce Marilyn Strickland will join the event as the keynote speaker. Strickland

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Eye on Hospitality: Training – Key to quality, employee loyalty and retention

By Paul Schlienz   You can’t have hospitality without customer service, and you can’t have customer service without training. “Our customers expect us to be top notch,” said Jerry Lynch,

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Weekly Update: New grant trains job seekers before they reach employers

WIN: Pierce County program to deliver trained workforce A $1.75 million poverty reduction grant has been awarded to the Workforce Development Council in Pierce County. The Washington Hospitality Association Education

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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: Overtime threshold fact sheet

[Fact sheet] Details on how the overtime threshold will reach 2.5 times minimum wage by 2026 The Department of Labor and Industries announced a rulemaking notice that would update the

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Weekly Update: L&I proposes new salary overtime threshold

L&I proposes overtime salary threshold of 2.5 times minimum wage by 2026 The Department of Labor and Industries has announced a rulemaking notice that would update the state’s salary overtime

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Weekly Update: FREE hiring solutions for high season

Leverage FREE hiring solutions to staff up for high season Hospitality Month is celebrating careers in hospitality – changing the perception of our industry — and providing cost-saving hiring solutions

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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