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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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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: Tacoma Races

The Tacoma restaurants of the Washington Hospitality Association endorsed Victoria Woodards for mayor, Robert Thoms for city council position 2, Kevin Grossman for city council position 4, Brian Arnold for

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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: Flavor Tax Exemption Ends, But New Taxes Stopped

Flavor Tax Exemption Ends, But New Taxes Stopped This year the Legislature was under extreme pressure to find more resources. Due to the McCleary decision squeezing the budget from every

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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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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.

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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: 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: 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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Pierce County Hiring Event!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stephanie McManus, Communications Advocacy Manager, 360-956-7279 Washington Hospitality hiring event has 100+ job opportunities and vetted employees TACOMA, WASH – On April 13, 2017 the

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Weekly Update: Strong Push for State Tourism Funding

Washington Hospitality Makes Strong Push for State Tourism Funding Washington Hospitality Association staff and members participated in the 2017 Washington Tourism Summit and Day in Olympia, on Jan. 24. Reps. Cindy Ryu,

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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling Update

Tip Pooling Update The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the National Restaurant Association time to put together a petition to rehear the tip pooling lawsuit, which restaurants lost in the