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Weekly Update: Restaurants Granted Stay in Tip Pooling Case

Restaurants Granted Stay in Tip Pooling Case Following last week’s denial by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of WRA’s petition to reconsider its Feb. 23 ruling in our ongoing

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Weekly Update: Seattle City Council Will Consider Restrictive Scheduling

The Seattle City Council will consider the proposed employee scheduling legislation for the first time at the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee special meeting at 12 p.m. on Sept. 7.

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Weekly Update: Don’t Miss Members Only Minimum Wage Webinar – Aug. 29

The WRA and WLA are holding webinars for our members where they can learn how minimum wage Initiative 1433 came to be and what it will entail.

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Weekly Update: Restaurants are America’s Most Popular Industry

According to the annual Gallup Work and Education Poll, restaurants are the nation’s most highly regarded industry.

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Weekly Update: Obama Signs New GMO Food Labeling Law, Restaurants Exempted

President Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill that creating a national standard requiring food manufacturers to disclose foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

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Weekly Update: WRA and WLA Finalize Partnership to Become One Hospitality Association

This week, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) and the Washington Lodging Association (WLA) finalized a partnership that will lead to the creation of one of the state’s largest trade associations.

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Weekly Update: WRA and WLA Win Victory in Tacoma Bag Ban Ordinance

After a three hour deliberation on Monday, the Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance entitled “Bring Your Own Bag.”

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Merchants Win Big in Swipe Fee Ruling

Anyone who performs credit card transactions at their place of business will welcome last week’s decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, rejecting a proposed settlement in the Visa, MasterCard class action antitrust lawsuit (MDL 1720).

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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: Restrictive Scheduling Gains Media Attention

As the heat gets turned up on the issue of employee schedules in Seattle, more news outlets have covered the issue.

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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.