SEATTLE ADVOCACY

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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.

For more information on Seattle’s hospitality sector, visit the Seattle Restaurant Alliance page here. For information about joining us as a Seattle member, click here.

Also, visit us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute news here.

If you would like to be added to our Weekly Newsletter, email our Communications Manager Paul Schlienz at: pauls@wahospitality.org

Week in Review/Week Ahead Recap:

Jan. 20 Week in Review

Initiative 124:
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

Restrictive Scheduling:

New Restaurant Grading System:

Tip Pooling:

Service Charges:

Minimum Wage:

Paid Sick Leave:

Employee Head Tax

Short-Term Rentals:

Other News:

Why Local?

Contacts:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: John Lane – johnl@wahospitality.org

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COORDINATOR: Morgan Hickel – morganh@wahospitality.org

LOCAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: Jillian Henze – jillianh@wahospitality.org