We have Action Alerts for the natural gas ban and unemployment insurance.
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Costly pay transparency penalties are on the rise

A recent Seattle Times article highlighted the increasing number of class action lawsuits filed against business owners for alleged non-compliance with the state’s pay transparency requirements for job postings. We have heard from members experiencing this.

You could be subject to civil penalties of up to $5,000 per applicant, attorneys’ fees and other costs if your job postings are not compliant.

Join Catherine Morisset, an employment attorney from Fisher Phillips, in this members-only webinar to learn the rules of pay transparency at 10 a.m., April 3.

Take action🚨: Unemployment benefits and natural gas ban

The Senate is considering a proposal to extend unemployment benefits to workers who choose to go on strike. Contact your lawmaker TODAY and ask them to OPPOSE HB 1893.

The proposed ban on natural gas is back! The hospitality industry will be severely impacted if utilities have the right to decide who, where and when to serve their customers. Tell your lawmaker to OPPOSE HB 1589.

Retain employees with career development

Show employees you're invested in their success with training and professional lodging and foodservice certifications. These certifications include lessons, proctored exams and hands-on experience. Click here for lodging and here for foodservice. 

We've updated our Handbook for Excellent Restaurant Operations

This year, we’ve rearranged the chapters by the government agency that regulates the topics in this handbook. There are more regulations surrounding the materials that are used for food packaging in recent years, and you can find that information in this HERO

If you are a lodging member, take a look at our Lodging Excellence Handbook.

Are you tired of sifting through endless business insurance quotes?

My Hospitality Insurance, the association's business insurance program is very competitive and beating other quotes in the market. While we can't guarantee savings in such a hard market, we can make sure you have the right classification and coverage, so you're only paying for what you need. Take a leap with our hospitality experts and get a quote from our tested carriers. 

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Toolkit of the Month

Prepare, prevent and protect: Find out how in our Public Safety toolkit

In the last several years, we’ve been hearing from members that public safety is an issue that is on the rise. There have been increased incidents of vandalism, workplace violence and vagrancy.

We've put together this toolkit to help you navigate this issue and feel more comfortable in your place of business.

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Webinars and Podcasts

If a cyberattack can affect a multi-billion dollar hotel group, it can happen to you.

A ransomware group compromised MGM Resorts by logging into LinkedIn, finding an employee and calling the help desk. After that, everything from hotel room digital keys to slot machines were affected. Even websites for its many properties went offline. Guests found themselves waiting in hours-long lines to check in and get physical room keys and handwritten receipts.

Our upcoming webinar at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 will focus on specific cybersecurity challenges for the hospitality industry. We will cover several growing threats, practical solutions and the tools available.

ServSafe Manager is ANSI certified and satisfies the new Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) requirement in the state food code that went into effect in 2023.

Read more about this requirement here.

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