Category: News

Texas Leads the Way to Court Victory on Challenging NLRB’s “Joint Employer” Rule

March, 26 2024

Important legal victory – a federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas blocked the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded joint-employer rule

The Corporate Transparency Act and its Implications for Hotel Owners in Texas

February, 27 2024

A new federal law, the Corporate Transparency Act, recently went into effect as of January 1, 2024, and has serious implications for many hotel owners across Texas.

The Texas Legislature Passed Property Tax Relief July 2023

October, 27 2023

Property taxes are a major line-item expense for hotel owners, and the Texas legislature was primed to take up property tax relief this year.

Industry Icon Bill Kirk’s Passing

September, 27 2023

Texas hospitality icon Bill Kirk passed away.

GSA releases FY 2024 per diem rates

August, 17 2023

The federal General Services Agency (GSA) just announced new federal lodging per diem rates for Fiscal Year 2024

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The Texas Legislature Finally Passes Property Tax Reform

July, 14 2023

The historic $18 billion tax cut is funded from the state’s budget surplus, and it will have a substantial positive effect on Texas lodging property owners.

Will Texas Actually Reform Property Taxes?

June, 29 2023

Property taxes are high in Texas. With a record state budget surplus, hotel owners are asking ‘What does Texas plan to do to ease their property tax burden?’

Room Pricing During an Emergency

June, 6 2023

For Texas lodging operators, we advise that a hotel not raise its rates to levels that are higher than the rates the hotel would normally charge for that level of occupancy when there is not an emergency.

2023 End of Session Report

June, 1 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session produced very important results for the Texas lodging industry, but it’s not over just yet. A special session has been ordered. Read our Texas Legislature End of Session Report.

Major Issues we are Tracking

April, 27 2023

The 88th Session of the Texas Legislature is well underway. Of the 500 plus bills being tracked by THLA, the most critical relate to short-term rentals, labor and employment, hotel occupancy tax, and property tax.