Posts From stephanie

Back to homepage
Government Affairs News Room

Government Affairs Meetings Near You

Discuss Key Issues Impacting your Business with Your Local Lawmakers! Each year, the Hospitality Association Government Affairs (GA) team holds series of meetings around the state (see the locations below).

Government Affairs News releases News Room Washington State

Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes

OLYMPIA – Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers who are true champions of the hospitality industry’s priorities. The association is known for its political advocacy and acumen. Nominees for

National News Room

Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant has struck down the rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an excessively high salary threshold to determine which employees are exempt from

Uncategorized

Public Hearings for I-1433

Public hearing in Tumwater August 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Labor & Industries Headquarters Auditorium 7273 Linderson Way SW Tumwater, WA 98501   Public hearing in Spokane August 16, 2017, 10:00

Washington State

I-1433 Rules Summary

Definitions Clarifications have been made to the following: Absences exceeding three days: Three consecutive days an employee is scheduled to work. Health-related reasons: A serious public health concern that could

Government Affairs News Room Washington State

Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington State

After many months of thoughtful, strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, Washington has a balanced, bipartisan law to create statewide paid family and medical leave. The bill was

Uncategorized

Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

What are the types of leave included in the program? Family Leave: (1) Provide care for a family member with a serious health condition; (2) Bond with a child after

Washington State

Washington’s new pregnancy accommodation law went into effect this week.

In June, the Washington Legislature passed the Healthy Starts Act, changing pregnancy accommodations for women in Washington workplaces. The law which went into effect on July 23, 2017, applies to

National

Labor Department Indicates It Will Rescind Tip-Pooling Restrictions

The U.S. Department of Labor has signaled its plan to rescind its controversial tip-pooling restrictions at least as it applies in states like Washington where tips cannot be used to

Full Service National

Tip Pooling Changes on the Horizon – new deadlines

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it intends to issue a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (NPRM) in August. The NPRM would rescind controversial tip-pooling restrictions which should come as a

Government Affairs

Flavor Tax Exemption Ends, but New Taxes Stopped

This year the Legislature was under extreme pressure to find more resources. Due to the McCleary decision squeezing the budget from every angle, many tax exemptions have sunset, and new

Government Affairs News releases News Room

Paid Family Leave Bill Signing – You are Invited to Celebrate with Us!

Happy 4th of July! This year, we hope you will consider extending your celebration an extra day – and join us in Olympia for the Governor’s bill signing, of SB

Government Affairs Minimum wage Paid Leave Resources

Washington State Minimum Wage (Initiative 1433)

Resources, FAQ, and Help I-1433 increased the minimum wage statewide to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017 (with the exception of Seattle which went up to $15). It also

Government Affairs Industry News News releases News Room Washington State

Businesses support bipartisan law creating statewide paid family and medical leave

OLYMPIA, WASH. (JUNE 30, 2017) – After many months of thoughtful, strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, Washington has proposed a balanced, bipartisan law to create statewide paid

National

Federal Overtime Rule

The Justice Department told the court it would rethink the minimum salary a worker must make before he is deemed “managerial” and not eligible for overtime pay. The Trump administration