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Industry News

Union-led group announces ballot measure for $13.50 minimum wage

September 28, 2015 - The Oregonian

Group is lining up a second ballot measure in hopes of sparking action by state lawmakers.

ORLA members save $858,000 in workers compensation costs

September 29, 2015 - Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual announced an overall retrospective rating adjustment and savings of $858,000 for businesses.

Minimum wage tops Oregon lawmakers’ list this week

September 28, 2015 - The Oregonian

Legislators gather in Salem this week for a preview of 2016 issues.

Big setback for franchises in Seattle’s $15 wage battle

September 25, 2015 - Seattle PI

The IFA sought to block a provision that classifies franchise food outlets as large employers.

25 Oregon counties, cities ban marijuana businesses

September 22, 2015 - Portland Business Journal

Some areas of the state have the option of banning marijuana-related businesses.

ORLA fights for minimum wage 'common sense'

September 17, 2015 - The Register-Guard

For the first time since 2010, Oregon’s minimum wage, which is tied to inflation, won’t rise in 2016.

FDA issues more guidance on menu-labeling law

September 11, 2015 - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The FDA released additional draft guidance to help restaurateurs comply with the menu-labeling law.

Latest Press Releases

Closed Captioning Imposed Without Regard to Compromise

Nov. 20, 2015 - ORLA

ORLAEF Adopts AHLEI’s Guest Service Gold® to Train Hospitality Employees Statewide

October 5, 2015 - ORLA

Oregon Hospitality Leaders Honored with Statewide Awards

July 22, 2015 - ORLA

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Welcomes New CEO

July 21, 2015 - ORLA

Restaurant Neighbor Award Winners To Be Recognized for Community Engagement

July 8, 2015 - ORLA

South Salem H.S. Wins 2015 Oregon Prostart Culinary Championship

February 28, 2015 - ORLA Education Foundation