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2020 Travel Per Diem Rates Released

According to the U.S. General Services Administration, the standard lodging rate for fiscal year 2020 will increase from $94 to $96, which is the average adjustment. The standard Meal &

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Member Spotlight: Clover Island Inn

By Paul Schlienz   Kennewick’s Clover Island Inn is both a draw for tourists and an asset for its community. “We’re totally locally owned,” said Mark Blotz, the hotel’s general

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Member Spotlight: The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton

It’s a hotel at the heart of the city that’s sharing its heart with the city. The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton, is an upscale boutique hotel that opened

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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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Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

By Paul Schlienz   Welcome to Member Spotlight. This new regular feature from the Washington Hospitality Association will focus on our members and the great things they are doing for

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Employee Safety Alert Systems for Hotels

Here’s a quick overview of technology options that can help Seattle hotels comply with Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 14.25, which concerns hotel employees’ health and safety. SMC 14.25 has been

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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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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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Lodging News: First Aid Classes, Tourism Marketing Bill

First Aid, CPR and AED training helps you meet state requirements Did you know that all employers in Washington state are required to have first-aid trained personnel available on every

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Weekly Update: Persuader Rule Blocked in Federal Court – Victory for Employers

Employers won big in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which blocked a federal rule that would have forced attorneys and clients to report details of confidential attorney-client relationships, complicating employers’ efforts to seek legal counsel in opposing and dealing with unions.

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Weekly Update: WRA and WLA Announce 2016 Election Endorsements

Each year the WRA and WLA Government Affairs Committee endorses candidates that support restaurants and hotels and who will work to keep a thriving business sector in our state.

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Weekly Update: FDA Releases Voluntary Salt Reduction Guidelines

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidelines for the food industry to reduce sodium in meals and snacks.

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Mayor Murray and Councilmember Burgess Propose New Rules for Short-term Rentals

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Tim Burgess this week announced a proposal to prevent long-term rental units from being converted to short-term rentals, while still providing residents the ability to earn additional income by renting out their homes.

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Weekly Update: DOL Raises Overtime Exemption Threshold to $47,476 a Year

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-Ohio) announced the release of the final rule amending federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employers have been bracing for the new rule, which dramatically increases the number of salaried employees eligible for overtime pay.



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