WEEKLY GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CALL
VRLTA Government Affairs Update – Call Agenda
 
TODAY - Friday, February 21, 2020 – 2:00pm
Dial-in Info: 202-602-1295
Access Code: 789-103-256#
 
  • Welcome – Gary Cohen – Government Affairs Committee Chair
  • Bill Tracker – Robert Melvin
  • Polystyrene Ban Legislation - Robert Melvin
  • Minimum Wage Update – Robert Melvin
  • Regional Lodging Taxes/ Tax Equalization Advocacy Efforts – Robert Melvin/ Eric Terry
  • National Restaurant Association DC Conference (March 3-5) Reminder - Robert Melvin
  • Phone 2 Action Advocacy Tool – Robert Melvin
  • ABC Legislation and Regulations – Tom Lisk
  • AHLA/AAHOA/NRA Updates – Eric Terry/ Chris Savvides/ Vinay Patel
  • Other New Business
DEPT OF LABOR INFORMATION
Cindy Maish, the Community Outreach and Planning Specialist for the Richmond District Office with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently shared some compliance-related materials to guide members on important labor issues.

The USDOL has a reference guide to assist businesses in understanding the laws that they enforce, found here:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/Digital_Reference_Guide_FLSA.pdf
 
In addition, the USDOL Wage and Hour Division also provided us with information on the Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID):  https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/paid
 
Their website also includes information on the following issues:
 
 
If you have questions, reach out to Cindy at 540-510-5360 or  maish.cindy@dol.gov
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VRLTA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Committee Chair
Gary Cohen - Glory Days Grill
 
Committee Members
Steve Helms - Primland
Matt Simmons - Capital Ale House
Brad Capps - The Breakers Resort
John Shaffer - Luray Caverns
Doug Wilkins - BF Saul
Tony Stafford - Ford's Fish Shack
Randy Thompson - VistaGraphics, Inc.
Frank Brunetto - Rueger Restaurant Group
Nav Patel - Marquee Hospitality
Chris Savvides - Black Angus Restaurant
Charles Friend - Residence Inn Charlottesville
Beth Erickson - Visit Loudoun
Jim Wordsworth - JR's Stockyards
 
Advising Members
Tom Lisk - Cozen O'Connor
Shannon Conway - ABC Subcommittee Chair 
Rita McClenny - Virginia Tourism Corporation
Barry Biggar - Visit Fairfax - VRLTA Board Chair
Eric Terry - VRLTA
Robert Melvin - VRLTA