Initiative 124 (aka I-124), the ballot measure approved by voters in November 2016 that establishes several new purported "safety and health" standards for hotel employees in the city of Seattle, opens the door for unprecedented exposures for Seattle's hotel operators. Since its enactment last December, Initiative 124 has given rise to several questions about how, if at all, insurance policies might respond to allegations under the new law.
Our friends at Parker, Smith & Feek recently published a helpful article specifically tailored for Seattle hoteliers, offering a summary of potential allegations that could crop up and shedding some light on what claims insurance policies may or may not cover.
Read the full article titled Initiative 124: What It Means For Seattle Hotels. Special thanks to Patrick McHugh and the Parker, Smith & Feek team for this timely and insightful contribution to our blog.
Greg Duff founded and chairs Foster Garvey’s national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group. His practice largely focuses on operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality industry members, including sales and marketing, distribution and e-commerce, procurement and technology. Greg also serves as counsel and legal advisor to many of the hospitality industry’s associations and trade groups, including AH&LA, HFTP and HSMAI.