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Weekly Update: 2017 Legislature Now in Session

2017 Legislature Now in Session: School Funding Tops Agenda The 2017 legislative session began on Monday. Your Washington Hospitality Association’s government affairs team is hard at work looking out for

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Ask Your Advisory Network – Tip Income

QUESTION: Do I (as an employer) have a responsibility to let my employees know to report tip income, including cash tips? Most of the time, cash tips are not being

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Legislative News: 2017 Session Starts

Today is the first day of the 2017 Legislative Session. Odd numbered years, like 2017, are considered “long” sessions because they are scheduled to last 105-days. During even years sessions are

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Weekly Update: 2017 Legislative Session Begins Next Week

2017 Legislative Session Begins Next Week  The Washington Hospitality Association’s Government Affairs Department is gearing up for the 2017 legislative session, which starts on Monday. It will be a long

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Associations file I-124 legal challenge

Initiative 124 was passed by Seattle voters in the November 2016 election. The initiative pertains to health and safety provisions for Seattle hotel workers. Seattle hotels remain committed to a

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Overview of Employee Safety Alert Systems for Hotels

Here’s a quick overview of technology options that can help Seattle hotels comply with the city’s recently approved hotel initiative.   Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 on Nov. 8, 2016,

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 12/19/16

2017 Legislative Preview magazine coming soon; Hill Climb registrations open; Seattle minimum wage; New Health Department grading systems rolling out; Spokane Awards Gala; Holiday hours for the Association.

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee Unveils New Budget Proposal

Gov. Inslee Unveils New Budget Proposal This week Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget proposal, including $4 billion in new taxes in the upcoming two-year cycle. This includes a 7.9

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Plan Well (Open Enrollment Success)

Washington Hospitality Healthcare Solutions   Hospitality Health Insurance Trust   – Click to connect to consulting and advisory network. When benefit plans are well designed, they become a powerful tool

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Recreational Marijuana Two Years’ Later: Don’t Get Lost in the Legal Weeds

The passage of Initiative 502 paved the way for recreational marijuana sales to begin in Washington state in July 2014. Yet more than two years later, the public, employees and employers alike still have misconceptions about the legal aspects of recreational marijuana, and Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB)’s rules and enforcement practices continue to evolve.

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What is ‘Minimum Essential Coverage’?

by Lisa Klinger Minimum Essential Coverage consulting through Washington Hospitality Association Healthcare Solutions There are several terms in the Affordable Care Act that sound similar and therefore cause some confusion.

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Weekly Update: FDA Extends Menu Labeling Deadline

FDA Extends Menu Labeling Deadline to May 5, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration  announced  on Tuesday that the compliance date for the federal government’s menu labeling regulation is

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Eye on Hospitality: Holiday Outlook

By Paul Schlienz The winter holiday season, commencing with Thanksgiving and extending to New Year’s Day weekend, is always an important time for restaurants and hotels, but there are big