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Weekly Update: Convention keynote speaker will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion

Hospitality Convention keynote speaker will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion The Washington Hospitality Convention team is pleased to announce Marilyn Strickland will join the event as the keynote speaker. Strickland

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Weekly Update: Big Win for Hotels: Initiative 124 Ruled Unconstitutional

Big Win for Hotels: Initiative 124 Ruled Unconstitutional The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled that Seattle’s Initiative 124 was unconstitutional because it violates the single-subject rule. The city has

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Weekly Update – Let Us Know Your Thoughts on Legislative Candidates in Your Area

Let Us Know Your Thoughts on Legislative Candidates in Your Area The Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs team will spend $650,000 this election cycle protecting YOU and your business. We

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Weekly Update: Pierce County Hiring Event a Big Success

Pierce County Hiring Event a Big Success Today was a big day for hospitality employers and job-seekers in Pierce County. Washington Hospitality Association’s Hiring Event connected Pierce County citizens with

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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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Weekly Update: Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners!

Congratulations, 2017 Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners! The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce that three of its members, Mod Pizza, Hop Jack’s and the Mill Creek Pub are

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I-124 Decision, June 9

Seattle hotels remain devoted to a safe, healthy work environment that respects the rights of both our employees and our guests. Initiative 124 threatens that commitment, impeding the industry’s ability

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Weekly Update: Big Victory for Hospitality Industry – Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House

Big Victory for Hospitality Industry: Debit Card Swipe-Fee Protections Survive in House A strong campaign by the hospitality industry against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment is succeeding.

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Washington Lodging News: Bipartisan Bill in Congress to Support Reform of H-2B Visas Gets Industry Support

Bipartisan bill to support reform of H-2B visas gets industry support. The H-2B Workforce Coalition, an alliance of more than 40 various industry associations focused on protecting American workers by

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Hiring Event is Almost Here – Don’t Miss It!

Looking for great employees to join your team? Join us at the Pierce County Hiring Event, in Tacoma, at the Hotel Murano on April 13. Hundreds of qualified employees are ready to meet you.

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I-124 Legal Challenge Decision Delayed

The judge did not issue any decision March 31 at the summary judgment hearing in King County Superior Court for the legal challenge of Seattle’s Initiative 124. Judge John Erlick

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Weekly Update: Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners!

Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners! Hospitality’s future was on display at the 2017 ProStart Invitational, on February 18. This is the state’s premier youth culinary and restaurant management competition

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Associations file I-124 legal challenge

Initiative 124 was passed by Seattle voters in the November 2016 election. The initiative pertains to health and safety provisions for Seattle hotel workers. Seattle hotels remain committed to a

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Overview of Employee Safety Alert Systems for Hotels

Here’s a quick overview of technology options that can help Seattle hotels comply with the city’s recently approved hotel initiative.   Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 on Nov. 8, 2016,

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Weekly Update: Overtime Rule Blocked in Federal Court

Overtime Rule Blocked in Federal Court: Will Not Take Effect Dec. 1 Employers received something to be thankful for this holiday in the form of yesterday’s ruling from the federal