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Statewide single-use bag ban starts Oct. 1

Webinar: What you need to know about the single-use plastic bag ban Featuring Shannon Jones, material management coordinator for Western Washington at the Department of Ecology, and Samantha Louderback, state

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Lodging wins during the public health crisis

By Anthony Anton President & CEO, Washington Hospitality Association In normal years, our advocacy wins mostly accumulate during the legislative session where the bulk of the policymaking and budget decisions

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Liquor license fees delayed until March 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee on Feb. 28, 2021, signed into law Senate Bill 5272 that delays liquor license payments until March 30, 2022. It takes effect April 1, 2021. This relief

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[WIN] $240M in business relief, tax relief signed into law

On Feb. 19, Gov. Jay Inslee put his signature on two bills that will significantly help the hospitality industry sustain in the coronavirus pandemic. Your State Government Affairs team has

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[Win!] Coronavirus relief bill passes; Gov. to sign next

House Bill 1368 provides $2.2 billion in relief in several areas, including $240 million in grants to small businesses through the Department of Commerce’s Working Washington grant program. The Senate

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[BIG WIN] Gov. Inslee signs Senate Bill 5061 into law

On Feb. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5061, which provides $1.73 billion in relief for businesses through the unemployment system. Your Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government

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Association seeks unemployment insurance relief

The Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government Affairs Team is working on a proposal that could lower unemployment insurance rates before the first payment is due at the end of April

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Government Affairs Regional Meetings

Join Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton and State Government Affairs Director Julia Gorton in a discussion of the upcoming legislative session and our 2021 legislative priorities. After the discussion,

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Minimum Wage Info & Resources

Did you know that the Washington Hospitality Association has all the information you need to know about the minimum wage increases on Jan. 1, 2021? Visit that information here. We

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L&I adopts overtime threshold at 2.5 times the minimum wage

The Department of Labor & Industries announced today the adoption of rules to update the Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) exemptions under the Washington State Minimum Wage Act. The adopted

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Association applauds 2020 Legislative Heroes

By Jillian Henze, APR Following each legislative session, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes the legislators who committed their time, energy and courage to be leaders for the hospitality industry –

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Weekly Update — PPP applications on hold, main street lending, Seattle commercial rent control

[Hold that application] Paycheck Protection Program out of money Today the U.S. Small Business Administration said it is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based

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Rules for delivering beer and wine

March 30, 2020 This information has become outdated. For current information please visit: https://hub.wahospitality.org/coronavirus-resource/what-delivering-spirits-beer-and-wine-really-means-for-your-business/ March 18, 2020 — New Liquor Control Board rules Delivery – Beer/Wine “Off Premise Endorsement” required