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Highlights from the Washington Lodging Association Convention

This month, my fellow contributors and I rolled out the latest edition of the Washington State Hospitality Law Manual at the Washington Lodging Association’s Annual Convention at the Tulalip Resort Casino & Spa.

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Can You Afford the Penalties if You do Not Comply With the Affordable Care Act?

Currently, small business employers, including those in the retail, hotel, restaurants and other hospitality industries, can take advantage of certain tax benefits for employee health care costs to offset those costs. But starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires small businesses that employ more than 50 people provide health insurance to their workers or incur a penalty payment.

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Tips on Identifying Service Charges

Does your organization automatically add “tips” for certain services—for example, parties of six or more in your restaurant?

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Restaurant Industry Sues Over New Tip Pooling Regulations that Exclude Kitchen Staff from Tip Pools

On July 12, 2012, restaurant associations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of restaurants and their employees who share in tips and participate in tip pools.

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Is Your Site Accessible? Americans with Disabilities Act and Internet Access

The extent to which the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to the Internet has for years been an important question for web site owners and operators large and small.

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Marriott International, Inc. Plans for International Growth

Bethesda, Maryland, Marriott International has spent the past several decades growing its American presence.

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