The hotel industry marked a significant victory last December when the Washington State Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and invalidated Seattle Initiative 124 (I-124), a ballot measure mandating employee panic buttons and including a series of complicated workforce rules and discriminatory blacklisting provisions. The City of Seattle appealed the decision, and this week the Washington Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, with an outcome expected later this year.
The international association has established a local member group of hospitality finance and technology professionals for networking and educational opportunities
Proposed Rule Would Provide Clarity, Certainty to Businesses
Governor Kim Reynolds and Senator Joni Ernst are partnering the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to raise awareness across the state for a unified approach to combatting human trafficking. As part of this effort, they will join the hotel industry for a human trafficking prevention training session with hotel employees at the Holiday Inn Mercy Campus in Des Moines.