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Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative Fact Sheet

HOTEL EMPLOYEES HEALTH AND SAFETY INITIATIVE FACT SHEET Prepared by the Seattle Hotel Association  Download the HEHS Fact Sheet here. Background and effective dates The Hotel Employees Health and Safety

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Seattle City Council repeals controversial tax on jobs 

In a surprising move, the Seattle City Council voted on Tuesday, June 12, to repeal the tax on jobs it unanimously passed less than a month ago. The controversial tax

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Seattle publishes updated administrative rules for PSST, but is still finalizing definition of “hourly compensation” for PSST purposes

On Monday, June 4, Seattle published updated administrative rules for the City’s Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance which was updated in late 2017.  The update incorporated the more generous provisions of the

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Seattle City Council approves $50 million tax on jobs

On Monday, May 14, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to tax jobs at businesses with more than $20 million in annual taxable gross receipts in Seattle. This new revenue

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Seattle City Council is working quickly on a jobs tax

The Seattle City Council wants to establish a tax on jobs to raise another $75 million to spend on its response to homelessness, and it is moving forward quickly to

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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.