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    Expanded overtime eligibility would hurt hotels: AHLA

    AHLA President and CEO Chip Rogers said a proposed Department of Labor rule to expand overtime eligibility would harm workers — thousands of which are currently striking for fairer pay.

    By Sept. 5, 2023
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    Hyatt sued over ‘junk fees’

    The hotel brand is the latest to face legal pushback over the discrepancy between its advertised and actual room rates.

    By Aug. 24, 2023
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    Hoteliers express concern as hotel accessibility case nears Supreme Court

    As the court prepares to hear Acheson Hotels LLC v. Laufer in October, hotel and civil rights organizations are debating the role of ADA compliance testers.

    By Aug. 17, 2023
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    US senators introduce bipartisan bill targeting hidden hotel fees

    The Hotel Fees Transparency Act would require hotels and short-term rentals to be more transparent about final costs when advertising room rates.

    By Updated July 27, 2023
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    Housekeeper files lawsuit against California Hilton alleging failure to protect workers

    The Hilton Irvine worker claims the hotel violated the city’s Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance by neglecting to provide functioning panic buttons.

    By July 6, 2023
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    US visa sponsoring act gains support from hospitality leaders

    The Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act would mitigate the impacts of the ongoing labor shortage in the hotel industry, AHLA said.

    By June 1, 2023
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    Hotel franchising bill draws mixed responses after passing in the New Jersey General Assembly

    AAHOA lauded the bill’s progress, while AHLA said it would “destroy” the hotel franchise model. 

    By May 31, 2023
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    Public review opens for HVAC-related infection controls standard

    The draft establishes guidelines for clean air circulation and maintenance, as well as distinct requirements for hospitality spaces.

    By Joe Burns • May 24, 2023
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    Washington Governor signs bill to eliminate single-use plastics in hotels

    The new law will prohibit hotels from stocking guest rooms or public bathrooms with plastic-packaged personal health or beauty products — a practice already adopted by some major hoteliers.

    By April 25, 2023
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    Arizona Governor vetoes bill safeguarding hotels from accepting housing vouchers

    The bill — proposed to ensure hotels would not be required to accept government-issued vouchers to house people who are homeless — was called “a vital safeguard” by some but proved unnecessary to the state’s government.

    By April 24, 2023
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    Marriott fined $225,000 for failure to inform consumers of ‘hidden’ resort fees

    After failing to comply with a 2021 settlement with the Pennsylvania attorney general, the hotel brand announced it will update its room rate display to prominently show rates inclusive of resort or destination fees.

    By Updated May 3, 2023
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    Washington bill targeting single-use plastics, requiring refill options heads to Gov. Inslee

    Washington would join California and New York in prohibiting hotels from offering guests personal care products in single-use plastic bottles, among other provisions.

    By Katie Pyzyk • April 13, 2023
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    Senators urge BNPL crackdown

    Three Democratic U.S. senators pressed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to bring big buy now, pay later providers under federal oversight.

    By Caitlin Mullen • March 30, 2023
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    Battle over expected Durbin bill ensues

    A credit union trade group railed against expected credit card processing legislation aimed at Visa and Mastercard before a bill has even been introduced in Congress this year.

    By Lynne Marek • Feb. 27, 2023
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    IRS proposes point-of-sale tip reporting

    Service industry employers that participate in a proposed voluntary IRS tip reporting program could receive protection from liability under rules that define tips as part of an employee’s pay, according to an IRS announcement.

    By Laurel Kalser • Feb. 14, 2023