– Legislative Corner

Legislative Corner

Legislative Corner

Join us to discuss issues of importance when the Virginia Beach Hospitality PAC travels to Richmond on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to meet with state delegates and senators. 2020 is sure to be a year of change and the Virginia Beach Hospitality PAC, the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA), the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, along with the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association (VBRA) partner to represent the hospitality industry. A few notable issues of concern are listed below:

Minimum Wage and Tipped Wage
Virginia is facing some impactful legislative proposals that could seriously affect the way hotels and restaurants operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia. At this point, state legislators have started to “prefile” (introduce) bills for the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session. So far, there have been several bills introduced that wouldraise the tipped wage to 50% of what the minimum wage is, and there have been multiple bills filed that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Changing the tipped wage could adversely alter tipped employees. For more information on the issue, contact the VRLTA, the VBRA or the Virginia Beach Hospitality PAC.

PHONE 2 ACTION ADVOCACY SYSTEM
To continue to strengthen our grassroots advocacy efforts, we need you to sign up for the VRLTA new Phone 2 Action advocacy system. The General Assembly session will be fast paced, and this system will allow us to keep you apprised of all crucial legislation that impacts your business. We urge you to sign up today by visiting https://p2a.co/7QixRMM

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