Posted October 14, 2018 09:16:00 WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Oct. 14, 2017) – Hotel jobs in Washington State are in jeopardy.
The Washington State Employment Development Agency (WDESA) has released a notice of proposed rulemaking to update the state’s unemployment benefits law.
In its notice, WDESA says the WSDESA is requesting comment on the proposed rule, which would update the unemployment compensation law to include hotel jobs.
The WSDEA states that the proposed rules will address issues of wage discrimination and discrimination against women, people with disabilities, veterans and military personnel.
The proposed rules are intended to update unemployment compensation to include both hotel jobs and other jobs, as well as to provide a measure of compensation for employees of hotel and related businesses.
The new law will also add the ability for employers to offer certain benefits and services to employees of other employers.
The WDESA has requested comment from the State Department of Labor, which is the agency responsible for implementing the federal Unemployment Compensation Act.
WSDESA will have 60 days to respond.
The agency also plans to meet with WSDEO members and other stakeholders to discuss the proposed changes to the law.
The state unemployment office has already proposed a rule to update its rules for hotel and other job applicants and workers.
The proposed rule will apply to the hotel and hotel-related industries that provide the majority of hotel jobs in the state.
WSDESA is seeking comments from the public, including businesses and other entities that provide hospitality services.