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Industry News

Soda taxes gain wider acceptance

Nov. 26, 2016 - The New York Times
Voters stun the beverage industry by approving ballot measures in favor of soda taxes.

Overtime rule blocked; it will not take effect Dec. 1 

Nov. 22, 2016 - National Restaurant Association
The court’s action stops the rule nationwide, but today’s decision does not delay the rule indefinitely.

Oregon represented on NACTTI

Nov. 18, 2016 - Travel Oregon
Travel Oregon CEO was appointed to National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure.

Overtime rule challenges come down to the wire

Nov. 17, 2016 - Restaurant Hospitality
Court ruling on possible stay expected Nov. 22, but experts say don’t hold your breath.

Two of Oregon's biggest business associations are merging

Nov. 17, 2016 - Portland Business Journal
The new association will aim to provide a unified voice to policymakers on behalf of Oregon business.

Trump win paves way for high court review of tip-pool rule

Nov. 16, 2016 - Bloomberg BNA
The National Restaurant Association has decided it will ask the high court to review the rule’s legality.

Federal law alert: new form I-9 released

Nov. 16, 2016 - Mammoth HR
The old form will be valid through January 21, 2017.

ADA website accessibility lawsuits on the rise 

Nov. 14, 2016 - Sutherland
Any company offering “a place of public accommodation” online faces potential risks.

State Treasury seeks feedback on Oregon Retirement Savings Plan

Nov. 10, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
The Oregon Treasury asks for hospitality industry involvement in focus groups and a pilot launch.

ORLA praises voters’ decision to defeat Measure 97

Nov. 8, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
ORLA commends voters for opposing measure that would have hurt Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens.

Businesses address challenges to keep food out of the garbage

Nov. 4, 2016 - Oregon Metro
ORLA is supportive of efforts to get more food out of the garbage, but wary of any business requirements.

Latest Press Releases

ORLA Praises Voters’ Decision to Defeat Measure 97

Nov. 8, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Brings the Fight to Human Trafficking with Guardian Group

Oct. 12, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Training Program Receives National Excellence in Learning Award

Sept. 30, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Oregon Hospitality Leaders Honored with Statewide Awards

Sept. 27, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners To Be Recognized for Community Engagement

Aug. 8, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

ORLA Commends Rep. Schrader's Common Sense Compromise on Overtime

July 20, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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