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Preventing Harassment through Workplace Culture & Practices

By Angi Shamblin, Associated Industries   How does one go about creating a culture that discourages harassment and discrimination and encourages respectful, positive work relationships? As with any relationship, the

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Ignorance is not bliss: Proactive Approaches to Address Sex-based Harassment

By Catharine Morisset & Meg Burnham, Fisher Phillips   Over the past 20 years, sex-based workplace discrimination charges have been one of the most common employee-asserted claims before the federal

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Seattle updates its paid sick and safe time law in response to new state paid sick leave requirements.

Seattle has had a paid sick leave ordinance in place since 2012 that requires employers with four or more full-time employees to provide workers with paid sick leave to care


Seattle City Council passes regulations limiting number of units by short-term rentals operators

On Dec. 11, the Seattle City Council passed the third and final bill in a legislative packet that will govern short-term rentals within Seattle city limits.  The Seattle Hotel Association

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Seattle hotel industry welcomes Seattle’s new short-term rental legislation

SEATTLE (Dec. 11, 2017) – The Seattle Hotel Association (SHA) supports the short-term rental legislation passed today by the Seattle City Council, completing the package of ordinances that will govern

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What you need to know about Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the City of Seattle will impose a sweetened beverage tax (SBT) on the distribution of sweetened beverages within Seattle city limits. Key aspects to note about


Seattle’s short-term rental legislation is one vote away from final approval

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the short-term rental regulatory bill—the final piece of legislation in the Seattle City Council’s short-term rental package—passed out of committee.  It will go before the full

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Jobs tax proposal is defeated in Seattle

On Tues., Nov. 14, the Seattle City Council voted on a proposed tax on jobs, and the short-sighted proposal failed in a vote of 5-4. The vote is a victory

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Seattle passes a tax on short-term rentals, regulations to come next

On Mon., Nov. 13, the Seattle City Council voted to impose a tax on short-term rentals of $8 per night for a room and $14 per night for an entire

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2017 Lodging Awards recognize employees who make a difference for guests and communities

In keeping with the annual tradition of honoring the hard work and great service provided by employees in Washington lodging, the Hospitality Association celebrated the Stars of Washington Lodging Awards winners on Oct. 23, 2017 during the Washington Lodging Convention at Tulalip Resort Casino.

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Every Vote Counts: Don’t forget to return your November ballot!

Washington Hospitality encourages members to participate in the Nov. 7 general elections. The Association has endorsed candidates in three special elections for state senate and house seats. The outcome of


Nominees for the 2017 Stars of Washington Lodging Awards are announced

The Stars Awards have a long and hallowed tradition at both the national level through the American Hotel & Lodging Association and here in Washington State, where the lodging community

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Seeking your input on our 2018 legislative priorities Each year, Washington Hospitality’s Government Affairs team holds a series of meetings around the state to gather members’ input on priority issues


2018 Federal Per Diem Rates Go into Effect Oct. 1

The 2018 federal per diem rates recently released by the General Services Administration are a mixed bag for Washington hotels. Federal per diem rates establish the maximum amount government travelers

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LODGING NEWSLETTER: House introduces joint employer bill | Paid family leave passes | STR reports | Primary elections

Be sure to vote in next week’s primary election!  Ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by Tuesday, August 1. Local elections are increasingly important for our industry, and your