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Weekly Update: Possible settlement in swipe fee antitrust lawsuit

Possible settlement in swipe fee antitrust litigation According to the National Restaurant Association, there is a potential settlement of class action litigation that could provide businesses with payment for prior

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Ending Human Trafficking: See Something, Say Something

By Katie Amodei, Communications Manager, Business Ending Slavery and Trafficking, and Alisha West Technology Coordinator, Business Ending Slavery and Trafficking   Recently, we were able to speak with Alison Galioto,

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Weekly Update: The 2019 Legislative Session is On

The 2019 Legislative Session is On The 2019 Legislative Session began Monday, Jan. 14, and is scheduled to run 105 days. During this time, the Legislature will craft a new

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Training solution to prevent human trafficking is now free for members

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Mar Brettmann, PhD, executive director, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, 206-724-8246, mar@bestalliance.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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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Eye on Hospitality: How Hotels Can Combat Forced Labor

Forced labor. It’s an ugly thing, and unfortunately, it still exists in our society in the form of sexual slavery made possible by human trafficking.

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Hotels Take On Child Sex Slavery

Human trafficking is more prevalent than many people think. Nearly 21 million victims around the world – including in the United States – are currently trapped in modern day slavery, according to estimates by the International Labour Organization, a United Nations agency. (Forbes)

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Weekly Update: Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22

Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22 – Don’t Miss It! The Washington Hospitality Summit presented by Food Services of America is coming soon to Spokane on May 22. Don’t

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Weekly Update: Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit

Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit, April 4 Don’t miss next week’s Washington Hospitality Summit. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will be giving an opening address prior to

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Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking

We’re thrilled to announce that Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST) and the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation (WHAEF) have formed a new partnership to continue to raise awareness of