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Weekly Update: 2018 Legislative Endorsements

The Washington Hospitality Association 2018 Legislative Endorsements On June 26, the Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs Committee met to endorse legislative candidates ahead of the 2018 primary election. During May

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Eye on Hospitality: Resources to Help Remain Compliant with Current Immigration Laws

By Paul Schlienz   As the hospitality industry faces a labor shortage, and the U.S. is embattled in fierce debates over immigration, the Washington Hospitality Association spoke with Davis Bae,

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Congressional Win Addresses Labor Shortage

On March 23, Congress passed funding legislation allowing the Secretary of Homeland Security to raise the H-2B visa cap based on economic need after consulting with the Secretary of Labor.

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Weekly Update: Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle

Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle! Fourth Substitute Senate Bill 5251 cleared another major legislative hurdle on Tuesday. The bill was amended, and executive action was taken in the Senate Ways &

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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: 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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Working Lunch: Labor shortage disrupts policy and politics

Restaurant and other business operators all over the country are dealing with labor shortages. It’s a crisis for some brands and that shortage is also disrupting policies and politics on various levels. On this episode, the Align Public Strategies crew examines changes that are happening including women leaving the labor force, immigration, and inmates being released from jails to fill jobs. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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Eye on Hospitality: Path to Citizenship – What Employers Need to Know

There is a long road to becoming a United States citizen. Before applying for citizenship, immigrants must first obtain permanent residence (green card) status. While getting a green card has a reputation for being a lengthy, daunting process, it is one that is navigable and of great interest to employers who want to access the global talent pool.

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Employee Work Authorization Verification

On March 1, 2003, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its functions were divided into three agencies of that

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The restaurateur’s guide to immigration rules

I-9 forms. E-Verify. Visa rules. The web of immigration laws and regulations can be overwhelming, and the smallest slip-up can lead to steep fines and penalties.