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November 2016 Ballot Initiatives

As of this writing, only two initiatives have enough signatures submitted to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office to qualify for the November ballot with four more hoping to have enough by the early August deadline. Five of the proposed are statutory initiatives, which would amend current state law and can be changed any time. One is a constitutional initiative, which would amend the State Constitution and must have voter approval for any changes. 

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To EMV or not to EMV?

Deciding whether to invest in card-processing systems that accept EMV cards is a hot topic. Starting Oct. 1, 2015, merchants who haven’t invested in EMV-enabled equipment will be liable for fraudulent purchases made with a counterfeit credit or debit card.

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What You Need To Know About Paid Sick Leave

Despite opposition by ORLA, the 2015 Oregon Legislature passed statewide paid sick leave on June 12, 2015. Salient points of the new law have been outlined for your information.

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11 Questions About Music Licensing

Under law, restaurants must make sure to have the necessary licensing to comply with copyright statutes before playing music.

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Gun Control on Premises

With the recent gun violence sweeping across the nation, ORLA has received a number of questions on whether restaurateurs can ban guns on their private property. As private property and business owners, our members should be able to legally bar or allow guns on their premises. Currently, unlike Washington and California, Oregon has no laws regarding whether carriers of concealed weapons can be in a bar or not.

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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are becoming a frustrating pest to deal with, especially for hotels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now has a number of resources available online that address treatment and prevention. ORLA is taking a proactive approach to ensure members are educated on how to address and prevent Bed Bugs. See the latest OHA fact sheet.

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