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Weekly Update: Primary Election is Five Days Away!

Primary Election is Five Days Away! Have you voted in this year’s primary election? Do you know who your Washington Hospitality Association endorsed candidates are? Click here to find out.

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Eye on Hospitality: Making Your Website ADA Compliant

Wheelchair ramps near building entrances, handicapped parking spaces, and the use of Braille on signs and placards –  these are the fruits of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. And increasingly, this law is reaching into cyberspace.

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ADA ‘Drive-By’ Lawsuits Target Hospitality Employers

Across the country, plaintiffs’ attorneys are targeting restaurants, bars, and retail establishments to bring claims for technical violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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ADA Compliant Websites

No one wants to get on the wrong side of laws and regulations. Restaurant operators rightly go to great lengths to stay compliant with federal, state and local rules to

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Lex on Tech: Tips for Your Website’s Accessibility

In February, the National Restaurant Association issued an alert about restaurants receiving letters from a Pennsylvania law firm that threatened litigation over their website’s ADA accessibility “compliance failures.”

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Q:  What laws apply to my business? A:  Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), privately owned businesses that serve the public, such

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Why you should care about digital accessibility now

Don’t overlook your website, mobile apps and digital communications when it comes to accommodating guests with disabilities.

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Weekly Update: Shakeup in Gov. Inslee’s Cabinet – How will it affect this session?

On February 5, in a move that surprised Democrats and Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration, the Senate voted to reject the appointment of Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson.

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Industry Alert: Drive-by ADA Website Compliance Letters

Last week, the National Restaurant Association received inquiries from five states regarding letters sent to restaurants by Carlson Lynch Sweet & Kipela (Carlson Lynch), a Pennsylvania law firm.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Website accessibility is a must

Restaurant operators rightly go to great lengths to stay compliant with federal, state and local rules in order to avoid government sanctions and lawsuits from customers. Increasingly, however, businesses are finding themselves in trouble for not providing accessibility to their websites for disabled users.

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Look Out For Drive-By ADA Lawsuits: Are You Ready?

Over the past several years, hoteliers, retailers and restaurant owners across the country have been slapped with thousands of private lawsuits for failing to meet the precise guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).