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Seattle mayor proposes city-run retirement plan

Seattle is proposing retirement savings accounts for all employees. Mayor Tim Burgess is seeking to establish a city-run retirement plan. His budget proposal includes funds for a feasibility study and

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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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Health Care and Seattle’s I-124

Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 in November 2016. Here is some information to help members prepare for health care enrollment starting Nov. 1. Rulemaking The city hasn’t yet begun its

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Seattle Refocuses On Short-Term Rentals

The Seattle City Council is working to get short-term rental legislation approved before the year’s end. In an important step forward, the council passed legislation regulating short-term rentals out of

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Seattle Waiver For Plastic Drinking Straws May Expire in 2018

Seattle restaurants have not yet had to comply with recyclable and compostable requirements set for food service ware, but that may change in 2018. Since 2010, the city of Seattle

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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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Primary Election 2017: Seattle Races

The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and Sara Nelson for city council position 8 in the Primary Election. On Aug.

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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: 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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Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay SEATTLE (JUNE 19, 2017)

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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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Seattle hotel-worker rights intact after judge tosses hotel-owners’ lawsuit

A King County Superior Court judge Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by hotel-owner groups seeking to undo hotel-worker protections approved by Seattle voters last year. Judge John Erlick said Initiative 124 and the resulting city ordinance neither violate the federal and state constitutions nor conflict with existing laws. (Seattle Times)

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I-124 Decision, June 9

Seattle hotels remain devoted to a safe, healthy work environment that respects the rights of both our employees and our guests. Initiative 124 threatens that commitment, impeding the industry’s ability

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Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Passes

The Seattle City Council passed a sweetened beverage tax on June 5, 7-1. The 1.75-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is expected to raise nearly $23 million in its first year

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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.