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GOV'T AFFAIRS

STAFF CONTACT

Sarah R. Bratko, Esq. 

Manager of Governmental Affairs

401-223-1120, ext. 115

Sarah@rihospitality.org

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

List of Articles
No. Subject Author Date
11 LODGING INDUSTRY URGES SENATE TO ACT AGAINST PATENT TROLLS file Managing GroupMonika Nov 08, 2013
Frivolous claims target small businesses unable to fight expensive lawsuits  Washington, D.C. – November 6, 2013 – In advance of tomorrow’s hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Comm...  
10 Biweekly Pay Proposed Regulations file Managing GroupMonika Oct 31, 2013
Please review the attached rule making notice. Let us know if you have concerns or comments. Biweekly Pay Regulations Proposed Final.pdf  
9 Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement Update Managing GroupMonika Oct 31, 2013
We have received several calls regarding the  Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement and what the next steps are if you want to file a claim and join this class action lawsuit. At this point nothing ...  
8 Legislative Affairs Committee - are you interested in serving? file Managing GroupMonika Oct 16, 2013
Are you interested in serving on our Legislative Affairs Committee?  This group reviews all legislation that is submitted as well as determining what legislation we should sponsor.   Our meetings are held at th...  
7 AH&LA Letter to Congress and the President file Managing GroupMonika Oct 16, 2013
The American Hotel & Lodging Association sent Congress and the President the following letter: AHLA Letter.pdf    October 10, 2013 President Barack Obama Members of the United States House...  
6 Advocates Gearing Up For Another Try at Plastic Bag Ban Managing GroupMonika Sep 17, 2013
Backers of a plastic bag ban have been busy collecting petition signatures this summer. Environment Rhode Island says it has amassed ten thousand signatures urging the General Assembly to take up the issue ...  
5 HEALTH CARE LAW AND YOU file Managing GroupMonika Sep 17, 2013
What Employers Need to Do   Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which was approved by Congress and signed into law March 23, 2010, employers, including restaurants, a...  
4 Hiring Teens (under 18 years of age) - what you need to know file Managing GroupMonika Jun 21, 2013
    Connecting Youth and Business: A Toolkit for Employers<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> http://www.dol.gov/summerjobs/pdf/Toolkit.pdf   READ THIS If You're Hi...  
3 Did You Know? Managing GroupMonika Jun 21, 2013
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association is working for you. Our Lobbyists and staff have spent over 500 hours on key legislation in an effort to promote your interest, as a member of the local hospita...  
2 Report on Sales and Taxation of Alcoholic Beverages in Rhode Islan file Managing GroupMonika Jun 21, 2013
  A state law enacted in June 2012 requires the Tax Administrator to provide such a report on or before May 1 of each year to the chairs of the House and Senate Finance Committees. The inaugural...  
1 Health Care: FLSA Exchange Notice Temporary Guidance Released file Managing GroupMonika Jun 21, 2013
  The Department of Labor (DOL) released temporary guidance regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) notice required by the health care law that employers subject to the FLSA provide notice ...