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Weekly Update – Big Victory for Hospitality Industry: Jobs Tax Proposal Defeated in Seattle

Washington State Supreme Court Still Not Satisfied with Legislature’s Education Funding Plan On Wednesday, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a new order in the McCleary case, requiring full and

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Paperless On-Demand Ordering (QSR)

Manging food on demand is even more challenging in a kitchen managed by paper Adding more ordering/payment channels (both on-prem and off-prem), creates new complexities and challenges for restaurant operators.Historically,

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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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Weekly Update – Elections: Democrats Will Likely Control State Senate in 2018

Election Update: Democrats Will Likely Control State Senate in 2018 All eyes, on Election Night, were on the Senate race in East King County’s 45th Legislative District. Although the final

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Weekly Update: Make Your Vote Count: General Election Ballots Due Nov. 7

Make Your Vote Count: General Election Ballots Due Nov. 7 The Washington Hospitality Association urges members to participate in the Nov. 7 general elections. The Association has endorsed candidates in

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Eye on Hospitality: Hotel Security After Las Vegas

The world was shocked and grieved at the senseless shooting from the Mandalay Bay resort’s 32nd floor, in Las Vegas, on Oct. 1. The hotel industry, of course, was especially devastated by this insane and evil act. Not surprisingly, there is now serious discussion within the industry about security upgrades to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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A New Hope (For Tip Pooling)

By Catharine Morisset, Partner, Fisher Phillips Washington employers continue to face challenges when it comes to tips and tip-pooling rules, but there may be hope. The controversial regulation preventing employers

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Nominate the People (In Your Neighborhood!)

It’s that time of the year again, and we are looking for nominees for the National Restaurant Association’s awards. These awards are: Restaurant Neighbor Award  – The Restaurant Neighbor Award

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The Section 179 Deduction (Gear!)

SECTION 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. This program does

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 10/30/17

2017 Lodging Convention a Big Success; Star of the Industry Awards presented; Dept. Health proposes fee increases for transient accommodations; Walla Walla City Council working on short term rental regulations.

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Getting Creative: Retaining and Growing Great Employees in a Tight Labor Market

Employers are facing a challenging environment with a tight labor market where job seekers may just have the upper hand.

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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

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Seize the Day (with Instagram Stories)

by Pia Larson It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different social media platforms available today. What is often more daunting is making sense of all the advice everyone gives

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Server Theft (Tech Disrupts Fraud)

An NCR Case Study Aloha POS systems  “The results from NCR Aloha Restaurant Guard were immediate and surprising. Being able to focus on my operations without worrying that money is