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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling – Supervisors, Managers, Owners are Not to Benefit

Tip Pooling – Supervisors, Managers, Owners are Not to Benefit Reminder: A congressional bill passed March 23 includes a provision that ensures workers will receive all of their tips. Supervisors,

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Weekly Update: Department of Labor Reinforces Tip Pooling Change

Department of Labor Reinforces Tip Pooling Change The Department of Labor issued a brief on April 6 reinforcing that Washington restaurants can now tip pool with heart-of-the-house team members like

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Weekly Update: Congratulations, 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners!

Congratulations, 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners! The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce the Washington state winners of the Restaurant Neighbor Awards: Arby’s of Spokane The Boat House Ethan

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Weekly Update: It’s Now Legal to Tip Pool with Heart-of-the-House Employees

It’s Now Legal to Tip Pool with Heart-of-the-House Employees On March 23, Congress passed funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool rule that barred certain employers from setting up tip-pooling

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Weekly Update: Congratulations to Winners of 2018 ProStart Invitational

Congratulations to Winners of 2018 ProStart Invitational The students at Bellevue’s Newport High school really brought their A-game last weekend at the ProStart Invitational in Spokane. The school took first

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Weekly Update: Session Closing with Tourism Victory and Other Wins

Session Closing with Tourism Victory and Other Wins Today is the 60th legislative day and the last day lawmakers may constitutionally meet for the regular 2018 legislative session. Lawmakers will

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Weekly Update: 2018 HERO Manual Now Available

2018 HERO Manual Now Available The updated 2018 HERO Manual is now here. Among other changes to reflect the latest in law and agency rulemaking, we have made very extensive

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Says “No!” to Capital Gains Tax

Washington Hospitality Says “No!” to Capital Gains Tax This week, Democrats in the House and Senate released their budget proposals. The Senate Budget proposal does not include any new taxes,

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Weekly Update: Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle

Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle! Fourth Substitute Senate Bill 5251 cleared another major legislative hurdle on Tuesday. The bill was amended, and executive action was taken in the Senate Ways &

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Weekly Update: Friday Marks the Session’s First Legislative Cutoff

Friday Marks the Session’s First Legislative Cutoff Friday is an important day on the legislative calendar – it is the first cutoff date of the session. This means that bills

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Weekly Update: Don’t Miss Hill Climb 2018

Don’t Miss Hill Climb 2018 – Register Now! There’s less than a week left before Hill Climb & Taste Our Best 2018 takes place on Monday, Jan. 29. Are you

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Weekly Update – Second Week of 2018 Legislative Session: Focus on Tourism

Second Week of 2018 Legislative Session: Focus on Tourism Your Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government Affairs team has been very busy during the second week of the 2018 Legislative Session.

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Weekly Update: Book Your Room for Hill Climb 2018 by Tomorrow!

Book Your Room for Hill Climb 2018 by Tomorrow! With Hill Climb 2018 and Taste Our Best coming up soon, it’s time to reserve your hotel room before the room

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Weekly Update: Register for Hill Climb 2018!

TODAY! Register for Hill Climb 2018! There is only 24 days left until Hill Climb 2018 and the Taste Our Best legislative reception! Make sure you reserve your spot today.

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season!

Washington Hospitality Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season! Happy holidays from the Washington Hospitality Association! We hope you will be enjoying them with the people you hold dear in your