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Hurricane Resouces for Hotels

September, 10 2022

Register your property to participate in FEMA’s Emergency Lodging Assistance Program (ELA). Hotels can seek direct payment for the rooms from FEMA’s agent, Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC).  

Hurricane Resouces for Hotel Guests

May, 19 2022

Are you a storm evacuee in need of financial assistance for lodging?  We suggest contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA )

Supreme Court ruling upholds cities’ ability to regulate advertising signage

April, 26 2022

City regulations governing business signage have a big impact on hotel construction, remodeling, and general operations. 

Federal news: Supreme Court blocks federal vaccine mandate for large employers; OSHA pulls down emergency rule

January, 28 2022

Following a January 13, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court blocking OSHA’s vaccine emergency temporary standard (ETS) from taking effect for employers with 100 or more employees, OSHA formally withdrew the ETS… Read more »

Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Training: January Update

January, 28 2022

Training Programs: As THLA previously reported, Texas’s new human trafficking prevention training requirement for hotel employees formally took effect on January 1st.  The new law is administered by the Texas… Read more »

Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Training Law Takes Effect

December, 28 2021

As we previously reported, a new law requiring annual human trafficking prevention training for commercial lodging industry employees takes effect on January 1, 2022.  The Texas hotel industry, in coordination… Read more »

Child Care Scholarships- Opportunities for Hospitality Workers

November, 30 2021

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is providing extra help to the service industry, which was hit hard by the pandemic, by providing 12 months of free child care to low-income… Read more »

The Third Legislative Session Ended with a Big Win for the Texas Lodging Industry

October, 27 2021

We are pleased to report that in Section 2 of SB 8, the Texas Legislature appropriated $180 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Governor’s office… Read more »

September 2021 COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate: Things to know

September, 27 2021

October 11th Update: Governor’s Executive Order  On October 11th, Governor Abbott issued an executive order that states, “No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any… Read more »

THLA proposes bylaws amendment

September, 15 2021

THLA proposes bylaws amendment Texas Hotel & Lodging Association’s board of directors and THLA members in attendance will consider and vote on a minor amendment to the THLA bylaws at… Read more »