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Industry News

More tourism funds going to be available

May 8, 2016 - Herald and News

The statewide Transient Lodging Tax will increase from 1.0 percent to 1.8 percent after July 1.

FDA issues final guidance on menu labeling

Apr. 29, 2016 - US Food and Drug Administration

The guidance is an important resource to help businesses comply with the menu labeling final rule.

Minimum wage rule overreaches

Apr. 28, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

BOLI draft rules are problematic for small employers, especially those with employees working / delivering in multiple destinations.

Bend City Council puts road funding on hold

Apr. 28, 2016 - Bend Bulletin

Bend needs more money for street work in summer 2017.

Sponsors suspend effort to privatize Oregon liquor sales

Apr. 27, 2016 - The Oregonian

Sponsors of a push to privatize liquor sales in Oregon have called off their attempt to get the measure on the November ballot.

Oregon’s minimum wage to increase each year through 2022

Apr. 6, 2016 - QualityInfo

Understand the three tiers of step increases based on geography and how it may affect jobs. 

Chef Wieweck raises the bar at South Salem

Apr. 4, 2016 - Statesman Journal

South Salem culinary team's menu is something you'd expect to find at a Michelin Star restaurant.

A new challenge to Oregon's outdated liquor monopoly

Mar. 29, 2016 - The Oregonian

The state would be taken out of the liquor business if measure to privatize liquor sales passes in November.

Labor Department drops unionization bombshell

Mar. 24, 2016 - Restaurant Business

The new disclosure requirement extends to communications between the employer and the consultant.

Oregon grapples with minimum wage consequences

Mar. 21, 2015 - The Guardian

Small businesses concerned at the state’s pledge to raise its rate over six years to the highest in the country.

Overtime rule causes unintentional damage to workers

Mar. 17, 2016 - American Hotel & Lodging Association

Public and private sectors unite in support of legislation to halt proposed Department of Labor Rule on overtime.

ORLA reviews tip pooling options for Oregon restaurants

Mar. 11, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Following the recent ruling on tip pools, ORLA shares recommended options for Oregon operators.

Latest Press Releases

South Salem High School Wins 5th Place in National ProStart Invitational

May 10, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Calls Foul on FAQ from Portland City Hall on Drive-Through Policy

Apr. 14, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Launches Social Media Campaign to Stop the Ban on Portland Drive Throughs

Apr. 13, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Future Conversations On Room Tax Changes Need To Ensure Presence Of Lodging Industry

Mar. 8, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Oregon's Minimum Wage Hikes Coming July 1 Create Wage Inequities

Mar. 4, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

South Salem H.S. Takes First in 2016 Oregon ProStart Championships

Feb. 27, 2016 - ORLA Education Foundation

Makeshift Minimum Wage Hike Still Kills Jobs, Threatens Services

Feb. 5, 2016 - Defend Oregon Jobs Coalition

Small business groups launch campaign against wage hike

Feb. 2, 2016 - ORLA

Mammoth HR Selected as Preferred HR Provider by ORLA

Jan. 22, 2016 - ORLA

ORLA Opposes Governor's Minimum Wage Proposal

Jan. 14, 2016 - ORLA

ORLA Launches New Health Plan

Dec. 3, 2015 - ORLA