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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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Eye on Hospitality: 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 and new minimum wage regulations.

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What you need to know about Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the City of Seattle will impose a sweetened beverage tax (SBT) on the distribution of sweetened beverages within Seattle city limits. Key aspects to note about

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Seattle’s short-term rental legislation is one vote away from final approval.

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the short-term rental regulatory bill—the final piece of legislation in the Seattle City Council’s short-term rental package—passed out of committee.  It will go before the full

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Millennials: A Bigger Boom

A consulting firm, Accenture, recently examined what millennials are looking for in their health insurance and why they would switch plans. Here are a few of the most notable takeaways: Only 22

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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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Eye on Hospitality: Get Ready for Paid Sick Leave

Paid sick leave is coming to Washington state, effective Jan. 1, 2018, and it is essential that all employers get prepared. While the state Department of Labor and Industries will issue the rules on paid sick leave in late 2017, here a few of the highlights of the new law.

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Digital Marketing Campaigns Ideas for the Holidays

By Pia Larson Fingerprint Marketing Leave Your Mark The holidays are back (already?), and there is no more lucrative time of the year for just about any business. Everyone wants

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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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Paperless On-Demand Ordering (QSR)

Manging food on demand is even more challenging in a kitchen managed by paper Adding more ordering/payment channels (both on-prem and off-prem), creates new complexities and challenges for restaurant operators.Historically,

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Seattle passes a tax on short-term rentals, regulations to come next

On Mon., Nov. 13, the Seattle City Council voted to impose a tax on short-term rentals of $8 per night for a room and $14 per night for an entire

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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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Eye on Hospitality: Hotel Security After Las Vegas

The world was shocked and grieved at the senseless shooting from the Mandalay Bay resort’s 32nd floor, in Las Vegas, on Oct. 1. The hotel industry, of course, was especially devastated by this insane and evil act. Not surprisingly, there is now serious discussion within the industry about security upgrades to prevent similar incidents in the future.