Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association Exclusive Member News                               October 18, 2019


WLRA Partners with the National Restaurant Association for Healthcare Options

The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association (WLRA) is part of a strategic alliance, created by the National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealth Group®, which has developed exclusive members-only programs to help your business thrive. 

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Register Today! Fall Advocacy Summit

Registration is now open and we could not be more excited about this year's Fall Advocacy Summit to be held on November 13-14, 2019 at the Buffalo Bill Village and Resort in beautiful Cody, Wyoming!

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NRA Helps Lead Coalition to Keep Pressure on Congress to Fix QIP Glitch

National Restaurant Association staff, state Restaurant Association partners and members continue to aggressively lobby Congress to fix the so-called QIP tax glitch and that work is gaining momentum as a multi-industry coalition, let by the Association and others, intensifies its efforts throughout the remainder of the year.

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U.S Department of Labor (DOL) Announces
Federal Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it completed its update of federal overtime regulations.

The final regulation was published in the Federal Register on Friday, link here.

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Ken and Linda Johnson-Owners

Proud to Be a WLRA Member- America’s Best Value Inn-Sheridan

Long time WLRA members Kenric and Linda Johnson bought the Energy Inn, Sheridan, in July 1994 after returning to the States from a development project Ken was working on in Zaire, Africa.  Although Linda’s family business was in motels in North Dakota, Ken would tell me that his time in Africa with his family helping identify and develop sustainable food varieties, and the challenges of living, working, and going to school in a French-speaking developing country, would prepare them for the complexity and long hours of operating an independent lodging property.  After changing the name to the Evergreen Inn to reflect the rugged wilderness of Wyoming, Ken and Linda got to work updating the motel and building its reputation. 

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DOL Proposes New Tip Pooling and Tip Sharing Rules

Full-Services restaurants that don't count tips as a portion of servers' wages will b permitted to pool gratuities and share the kitty with back-of-house staffers under new rules proposed Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

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Chris Brown, Executive Director l 307.634.8816, chris@wlra.org
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