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Highlights from the Washington Lodging Association Convention

10/18/12 posted by

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. Keep Reading »

Jonathan Wright

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

08/10/12 posted by Jonathan Wright

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. Keep Reading »

Bernice Blessing

Tips on Identifying Service Charges

08/08/12 posted by Bernice Blessing

Does your organization automatically add "tips" for certain services—for example, parties of six or more in your restaurant? Keep Reading »

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

07/13/12 posted by

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. Keep Reading »

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