December 18, 2017
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AWB's Employment Law Committee to meet Jan. 3 at Washington Hospitality Association headquarters

The Employment Law Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, to discuss issues ranging from I-1433 Safe and Sick Leave rulemaking to workers' compensation. The meeting will be held at the Washington Hospitality Association headquarters located at 510 Plum Street S.E. in Olympia. A call-in option will be available. Contact Connie Carlson to arrange to participate by phone at 360.943.1600.

For more information, contact AWB Government Affairs Director Bob Battles.

Employment Security Department to hold Paid Family and Medical Leave Act rulemaking hearing tomorrow at 10 a.m.

The state Employment Security Department will hold the second meeting to discuss rulemaking and take input on the new Paid Family and Medical Leave law passed earlier this year. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 19, and will be held in the agency's Boardwalk Conference Room located at 640 Woodland Square Loop, S.E., in Olympia. Those wishing to participate by phone can do so by calling 360.407.3780 and entering pin code 770339#. The topics will include Collective Bargaining Agreements, Voluntary Plans and Premiums. The agenda for the meeting is located online.

For additional information on the new paid leave benefit, contact AWB Government Affairs Director Bob Battles at 360.943.1600.

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International Growth Zone

Northwest Startup Supporters Grow U.S.-Canada Economic Ties

By Benjamin Romano, editor, Xconomy Seattle

There's a new network organizing the incubators, accelerators, and investors fostering innovation in the Pacific Northwest on both sides of the U.S. - Canada border.

Business collaboration across the 49th parallel is having a moment, thanks in no small part to a dramatic divergence in immigration policies between the two countries this year that have prompted U.S. tech companies to establish or grow their presence in Canada to access talent from around the world.

The Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network (CVAN) is focused on collaboration at the grass-roots level of the innovation economy -- specifically the cleantech, life sciences, and IT industries -- in the broad area known as Cascadia, encompassing Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, Canada.

Read the full column in Xconomy Seattle
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