Washington Hospitality Weekly
Menu-Labeling Deadline, May 5: Know the Rules Starting on May 5, restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to comply with menu-labeling rules under the Affordable Care Act.
105-Day Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23 The regular legislative session will end April 23, but it is commonly accepted that there will at least be one special
Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month Gov. Jay Inslee has decreed May 2017 to be Washington State Hospitality Month. This is an honor for our industry in recognition of
Looking for great employees to join your team? Join us at the Pierce County Hiring Event, in Tacoma, at the Hotel Murano on April 13. Hundreds of qualified employees are ready to meet you.
Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit, April 4 Don’t miss next week’s Washington Hospitality Summit. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will be giving an opening address prior to
Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today Please contact your legislators today! Funding for Substitute House Bill 1123, which establishes a statewide tourism marketing program, needs to be included in
2017 HERO Manual Now Available We’ve made extensive updates to the HERO Manual – everything from completely new sections to revisions of old sections to reflect changes in law and
Bills Supported by Hospitality Remain Alive After Legislative Cut-off March 8 marked the half-way point in the scheduled 105-day legislative session. We successfully advocated for several bills. Legislation that passed
State Releases Economic Forecast On Wednesday, Washington’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council projected approximately $354 million in extra revenue by 2019, beyond what was previously anticipated thanks, in large part,
Tuesday night’s results came as a surprise to much of the country – as almost every projection, poll, data set was off. On the national level, Donald Trump will be our next president, Republicans will have the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and a slim majority in the U.S. Senate.
The long-awaited election is here. With state ballot measures on issues like minimum wage, it is essential that you fill out your ballot promptly and mail it in before Nov.
Election 2016: Fill Out Your Ballot, Mail It In and Make Your Voice Heard Your general election ballot should have arrived by now. In this election that can profoundly affect
Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Association Partners with DSHS to Create More Than 65 New Jobs
On Oct. 6, the Washington Hospitality Association hosted a hiring event in Seattle. In partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services (DSHS) Employment Pipeline Region 2 and Motif, Washington Hospitality was able to provide community members with valuable employment opportunities.
When the Washington Hospitality Association did its biennial membership survey, we heard over and over about the difficulty of finding the right people to hire. We invest in people more than any other part of our business.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill by Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., to delay the Department of Labor’s overtime regulation by six months. The measure passed by a bipartisan vote of 246-177, and would move the overtime rule’s implementation date from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.