Weekly Update: Overtime threshold fact sheet

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[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 state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees over the course of six years to 2.5 times the statewide minimum wage beginning in 2020. The projected salary overtime threshold for small and large businesses in 2026 would be $79,872 and adjusted annually for inflation thereafter. To read more about this proposal and get the fact sheet, click here.

Nine of the most important food code revisions you need to know

The Department of Health has released the first draft of the revised Washington State Retail Food Code. The State Government Affairs team has compiled the most important proposed rule changes you need to know about. Please send your feedback to Samantha Louderback, state government affairs senior manager. Read more…

Government Affairs Committee meeting is June 25

The annual Government Affairs Committee June meeting is from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. This meeting is open to all members and will cover a review of the legislative session, an update on local endorsements and a review of the Government Affairs Department Three-Year Plan. Please RSVP to Katie Doyle, grassroots manager, to reserve your seat.

Save big with Hospitality Convention advance rate

The Hospitality Convention will take place Nov. 3-5 at the Westin Bellevue. Tickets are now on sale for this celebration of the best in the hospitality industry. This year, the team is working hard to make this event more affordable than ever with deeper discounts on advance rate tickets and an adjusted event that only requires a single-night stay. Visit wahospitalityconvention.com to register today!


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July 2 at Bargreen Seattle (SODO), Registration Deadline: June 18

July 9 at Bargreen Tacoma, Registration Deadline: June 25

July 22 at Food Services of America, Kent, Registration Deadline: July 8

July 25, at Food Services of America, Spokane, Registration Deadline: July 11

Aug. 26, at Food Services of America, Everett, Registration Deadline: July 12



First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens

Sexual Harassment Prevention

Hotel & Lodging Certifications

Food Allergy

Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST)


Tom Douglas and Ethan Stowell will open restaurants in New York City (The Seattle Times)
HotStats releases U.S. annual hotel performance tracker 2019 (Hotel News Resource)

Chili’s adds delivery through exclusive deal with Doordash (Restaurant Business)
New Jersey becomes first state to mandate panic buttons for hotel room cleaners (NBC News)
Why your restaurant should offer catering (Plate)
Cost concerns weigh heavy on hotel deals (Hotel News Now)
Amazon to shut down U.S. restaurant delivery service (AP)
More millennials opt for hotel stays rather than short-term residential rentals, survey says (Phoenix Business Journal)
Subway giving $10,000 grants for low-cost remodels (Nation’s Restaurant News)
Burger King’s Impossible Whopper arrives in San Francisco (CNN)