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Weekly Update: Menu-Labeling Deadline, May 5

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.

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Weekly Update: Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23

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

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month

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

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Hiring Event is Almost Here – Don’t Miss It!

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.

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Weekly Update: Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit

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

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Weekly Update: Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today

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

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Weekly Update: 2017 HERO Manual Now Available

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

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Weekly Update: Bills Supported by Hospitality Remain Alive After Legislative Cut-off

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

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Weekly Update: State Releases Economic Forecast

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,

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Weekly Update: 2016 Election Results

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.

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Weekly Update: The Election is Here: Your Vote Matters!

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.

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Weekly Update: Election 2016 – Fill Out Your Ballot, Mail It In and Make Your Voice Heard

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

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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.

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Association Partners with DSHS for Hiring Event

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.

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Weekly Update: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Overtime Delay Bill on Bipartisan Vote

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.