VRLTA Government Affairs Update – Call Agenda
TODAY - Friday, February 21, 2020 – 2:00pm
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  • 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
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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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