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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 19

Support Education Foundation Through Golf FORE! Education Tournament, September 19 This year the Washington Hospitality Education Foundation has celebrated many wins for Association membership and local hospitality communities. Understanding that

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Weekly Update: Jenny Durkan Leads in Seattle Mayoral Primary – Big Win for Hospitality Industry!

Jenny Durkan Leads in Seattle Mayoral Primary – Big Win for Hospitality Industry! The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and

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Weekly Update: Joint Employer Legislation & Tip Pooling Updates

House Introduces Joint Employer Legislation After months of working closely with key members of Congress, this morning the Save Local Business Act was introduced to correct the damaging impact that

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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling Changes on the Horizon

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

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Weekly Update: Flavor Tax Exemption Ends, But New Taxes Stopped

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

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee Signs Paid Family Leave Bill into Law

Gov. Inslee Signs Paid Family Leave Bill into Law After many months of thoughtful, strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, Washington has passed a balanced, bipartisan law to

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Weekly Update: Paid Leave Legislation

Paid Leave Legislation: Video Update After many months of thoughtful strategic planning by Democrats, Republicans, businesses and labor, we believe the Legislature will act on paid family leave before the

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Weekly Update: Third Special Legislative Session Begins

Third Special Legislative Session Begins Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a third special session to work to fund the McCleary decision, a court-mandated K-12 education funding within

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Weekly Update: Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners!

Congratulations, 2017 Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners! The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce that three of its members, Mod Pizza, Hop Jack’s and the Mill Creek Pub are

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Weekly Update: Tacoma-Pierce County Hospitality Summit, June 12 – Last Chance to Register!

Join us on June 12, 12:30-5 p.m., at the Hotel Murano, for our first ever Tacoma-Pierce County Hospitality Summit.

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Weekly Update: Big Victory for Hospitality Industry – Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House

Big Victory for Hospitality Industry: Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House A strong campaign by the hospitality industry against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment is succeeding.

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Weekly Update: A Sweet Victory in Spokane!

A Sweet Victory in Spokane! The Spokane City Council last week said it is not imposing, or asking voters to impose, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The city sent a

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Weekly Update: Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22

Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22 – Don’t Miss It! The Washington Hospitality Summit presented by Food Services of America is coming soon to Spokane on May 22. Don’t

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King County Hiring Event a Big Success

Washington Hospitality Association’s King County Hiring Event a Big Success May 5 was a big day for hospitality employers and job-seekers in King County. Washington Hospitality Association’s Hiring Event connected