National

New Department of Labor (DOL) rules regarding overtime pay exemption thresholds were announced by the White House on Wednesday, May 18. The department estimates the new rules could affect more the four million employees nationwide.

Washington State

Writing about how Washington’s hospitality businesses support our communities is a surprisingly difficult assignment. That’s because in the industry that serves, giving back is in everyone’s DNA, and compelling examples abound. So where does one start?

Government Affairs

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Today, Vice President Joe Biden, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-Ohio) announced the release

The 2016 Legislative Session adjourned for the final time last week.The legislature had been called back into session to complete

Hot off the Grill: Week 10

Hot off the Grill: Week 10

  March 7, 2016
Hot Off The Grill: Week 9

Hot Off The Grill: Week 9

  March 7, 2016
Hot off the Grill: Week 8

Hot off the Grill: Week 8

  February 29, 2016
Hot off the Grill: Week 7

Hot off the Grill: Week 7

  February 28, 2016

The 2016 Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die last night at around 9 p.m. with a flurry of activity. Left undone

Hot off the Grill: Week 7

Hot off the Grill: Week 7

  February 28, 2016
Hot off the Grill: Week 6

Hot off the Grill: Week 6

  February 22, 2016
Hot off the Grill: Week 5

Hot off the Grill: Week 5

  February 15, 2016
Hot off the Grill: Week 4

Hot off the Grill: Week 4

  February 9, 2016

Spokane’s new Paid Leave Ordinance, adopted by the Spokane City Council in January 2016, will take effect January 1, 2017.

Working Washington, a coalition of labor organizations, held a press conference in February to announce its efforts to pass legislation

Training

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I have written many times on the amazing outcomes that ProStart brings to our students, schools and industry. I have also written many times on the value of mentorship. I am writing today about a student’s personal path that leads to ProStart, mentorship and new beginnings.

Resources

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Today, Vice President Joe Biden, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-Ohio) announced the release

The turnover rate in the hospitality sector rose for the fifth consecutive year in 2015, but remained below pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.  His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper.