With an increase in legislation being pushed at the local level, the hospitality industry faces many challenges. WRA’s Government Affairs Team is focused on building relationships at the local level so that the hospitality industry is involved in crafting legislation that has the best outcome for employees and businesses.
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Week in Review/Week Ahead Recap:
Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 on Nov. 8, 2016. Initiative 124 concerns health, safety and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees.
Is your hotel impacted? Dig into our in-depth document detailing who is impacted and how to get in compliance. We anticipate the law will go into effect between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 2016
- SECURE SCHEDULING ORDINANCE TOOLKIT – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
- PODCAST: RESULTS OF THE SEATTLE RESTAURANT WORKERS SURVEY
New Restaurant Grading System:
- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TIP POOLING IN TWO MINUTES
- TIP POOLING: WHAT THE NINTH CIRCUIT RULING MEANS
- JANUARY 1, 2016 MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE
- CRASH COURSE
- COMMISSIONS & BONUSES
- HEALTH CARE
- MORE ON TIPS
- WHAT DOES THE ORDINANCE MEAN FOR FRANCHISE OWNERS?
- POSTING REQUIREMENTS
- SERVICE CHARGES
- SCHEDULE 1 OR SCHEDULE 2 EMPLOYERS?
- TIPS: A RESOURCE
- WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WAGE I MUST PAY & MINIMUM COMPENSATION?
- EXAMPLE OF USING TIPS TOWARDS MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME
Paid Sick Leave:
Employee Head Tax
- SEATTLE MODIFIES ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES
- A CONVERSATION WITH MORGAN HICKEL, LOCAL GA COORDINATOR
- FINAL RULES ON MENU LABELING PASSED FEDERALLY
- RESTAURANT SUCCESS INITIATIVE MAKES IT EASIER TO OPEN A RESTAURANT IN SEATTLE
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: John Lane – email@example.com
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COORDINATOR: Morgan Hickel – firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: Jillian Henze – email@example.com