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Weekly Update: WA Cares update, Action Alert and new HERO online

WA Cares could be delayed by 18 months WA Cares – the state’s long-term care act that includes a payroll tax – is facing an uncertain future, and it looks

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Weekly Update: Federal vaccine mandate on hold, again

Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine mandate Court rules 6-3 on vaccine/testing mandate In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay for President Joe Biden’s vaccine/testing mandate. While

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Weekly Update: WA Cares on hold for now

WA Cares on hold: Lawmakers pledge to put the program on hold for 18 months Washington’s new long-term care program, WA Cares, was set to begin employee premium collection on

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Special Edition: Vaccine mandate reinstated, WA Cares payments to ESD delayed

Lawmakers delay collection of WA Cares premiums Updated: January 3, 2022 Governor Jay Inslee and legislative leaders announced they will delay premium collection for the state’s new long-term care (WA

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Weekly Update: Happy holidays from the Washington Hospitality Association

We here at the Washington Hospitality Association wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. Quick Bites: Employee Health We teamed up with the Washington State Department of Health

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Weekly Update: Register today for Hill Climb 2022

Register today for Hill Climb 2022: Hospitality Week on the Hill The hospitality industry scored major wins during the 2021 legislative session in large part due to your active engagement

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Weekly update – New in 2022: Rate changes that affect hospitality businesses

2022 rate changes that affect hospitality businesses We are less than a month away from 2022 – which means we are that much closer to a number of law changes

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Weekly Update: Washington state will follow federal vaccine requirements for employers

Washington state will follow federal vaccine requirements for employers Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Washington state will follow the employer vaccine mandate unveiled earlier this month by President Joe Biden

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Weekly Update: Get advice about the supply chain

Lodging members: Was your hotel impacted by the eviction moratorium? During the early stages of the pandemic, state officials enacted an emergency eviction moratorium that forced many hotel operators to

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Weekly Update: Tip pooling FAQs and answers from Catharine Morisset

Tip pooling FAQs and answers from Catharine Morisset Q: Can owners or managers ever accept tips? A: There is a very narrow, limited exception when an owner or manager directly

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Weekly Update: TV closed captioning requirements go into effect Oct. 23

TV closed captioning requirements go into effect Oct. 23 In 2021, the Washington State Legislature approved SB 5027, which requires places of public accommodation to provide closed captioning on televisions

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Weekly Update: Statewide vaccine requirements for large events; Renting out your kitchen space can be a big money maker

Vaccine or negative test requirements for large events starting Nov. 15 Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new vaccine or negative test requirement for large events in Washington state starting Nov.

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Weekly Update: Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit

Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit and webinar The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce just published a new toolkit to help hospitality operators in King County navigate the vaccine

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Weekly Update: Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic; state minimum wage for 2022

Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton held a press conference on Sept. 30 urging state and local policymakers

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Weekly update: Plastic bag ban goes into effect next week

Plastic bag ban goes into effect next week Most single-use plastic bags will be prohibited starting Oct. 1. If you missed last week’s webinar, you can watch a replay here