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Weekly Update: Big Changes Coming in 2018 – Paid Leave and Minimum Wage

Big Changes Coming in 2018 – Paid Leave and Minimum Wage Washington’s employers are facing some big changes in 2018. Get ready for a new state paid sick leave program

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Weekly Update: Our 2018 Legislative Priorities

Government Affairs Committee Adopts 2018 Legislative Priorities The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held its annual meeting this week in Seattle and adopted the Association’s 2018 legislative priorities. Identifying these priorities

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Weekly Update: State Department of Health considers 29.3 percent increase to lodging license fees

Happy Thanksgiving to our members! And remember that the Washington Hospitality Association’s Olympia office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) and on Friday, Nov. 24. Have a great holiday!

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Weekly Update – Big Victory for Hospitality Industry: Jobs Tax Proposal Defeated in Seattle

Washington State Supreme Court Still Not Satisfied with Legislature’s Education Funding Plan On Wednesday, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a new order in the McCleary case, requiring full and

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Weekly Update – Elections: Democrats Will Likely Control State Senate in 2018

Election Update: Democrats Will Likely Control State Senate in 2018 All eyes, on Election Night, were on the Senate race in East King County’s 45th Legislative District. Although the final

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Weekly Update: Make Your Vote Count: General Election Ballots Due Nov. 7

Make Your Vote Count: General Election Ballots Due Nov. 7 The Washington Hospitality Association urges members to participate in the Nov. 7 general elections. The Association has endorsed candidates in

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Weekly Update: Hoteliers from Around the State Gathered at Successful Lodging Convention

Washington’ Lodging Convention has a long tradition, and this week hoteliers gathered once again at the Convention to renew relationships, learn from industry experts and shop at the state’s premier lodging trade show. The Convention was held at Tulalip Resort Casino, and owners, operators and future leaders addressed topics including evolving guest expectations, distribution, HR challenges and cybersecurity.

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Association Wins Case Against LCB’s 24-Liter Rules

A big win for the Washington Hospitality Association! In 2012, the Liquor Control Board (LCB) limited sales of liquor from retailers to restaurants to 24-liters per day.

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Weekly Update: I-1433 Rulemaking Process Under Way at L&I

I-1433 Rulemaking Process Under Way at L&I During September, the Department of Labor and Industries held public hearings around the state on its draft rules to implement Initiative 1433.  The

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Industry Responds to Las Vegas Shooting

Hospitality Industry Responds to Las Vegas Shooting The country is in shock after the unspeakable Las Vegas shooting, on Oct. 1. “We extend our prayers and thoughts to the victims

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Weekly Update: Our 2017 Legislative Heroes

Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers who are true champions of the hospitality industry’s priorities. “The legislators we’ve chosen this year fight for

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Weekly Update: Golf FORE! Education – A Big Success

Golf FORE! Education – A Big Success Despite the rain, Tuesday’s Golf Fore Education event at the Washington National Golf Course had a great turnout from our hospitality community. With

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Weekly Update: Our Tuition Partnership With WSU

Washington Hospitality Association Announces Tuition Assistance Partnership With WSU A new educational partnership between Washington State University and the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation will grant thousands of hospitality professionals

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Weekly Update: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down

Major Victory for Hospitality Industry: 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

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Weekly Update: Cybercriminals Targeting Restaurants and Hotels – Don’t Be a Victim!

Cybercriminals Targeting Restaurants and Hotels – Don’t Be a Victim! On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the Washington Hospitality Association met with representatives of the Seattle Office of Federal Bureau of Inspection