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For more information or media inquiries, please email Lori Little or contact our communications department at 503.682.4422.

Industry News

Changes to shared tips for employees affect business

Aug. 1, 2016 - Nevada Business
Employers are advised to carefully review their practices until there is further ruling by the Ninth Circuit.

How online travel agencies manipulate search results

July 31, 2016 - The Huffington Post
The “dimming” practice has quickly spread to affect properties in the United States.

Why raising the minimum wage in Seattle did little to help workers

July 29, 2016 - The Washington Post
A new study shows actual benefits to workers might be minimal.

Details emerging on Oregon Retirement Savings Plan

July 20, 2016 - Oregon State Treasury
Employers statewide are influencing the design of the plan which will begin enrollment July 2017.

Pokemon Go is boosting business for restaurants

July 13, 2016 - Independent
Restaurants are utilizing app features to attract customers.

Hotel boom increases Portland’s rooms by 40 percent

July 9, 2016 - The Oregonian
Investors and developers are betting on Portland’s ongoing emergence as a travel destination.

Appeals court overturns swipe fee settlement

July 5, 2016 - Associations Now
A settlement concerning transaction fees between retailers and Visa and MasterCard was thrown out.

Dividend declared for Liberty Mutual insurance program

June 27, 2016 - Liberty Mutual
ORLA Safety Group Property & Liability Program to see 9% dividend.

ACA information reporting deadline approaches

June 22, 2016 - IRS
The deadline to electronically file information returns with the IRS is June 30.

New city tax threatens marketplace demand for hotels

June 20, 2016 - Beaverton Valley Times (ORLA Op-Ed)
ORLA opposes City of Beaverton's bid for a new 4% lodging tax to fund arts center.

Massive new tax for Oregon will be on the ballot

June 17, 2016 - ORLA / Defeat The Tax Campaign
Initiative Petition 28 would impose $6B in taxes and derail the state's economic progress.

Oregon adopts rules as new tiered minimum wage set to start

June 15, 2016 - KTVZ
Rules cover issues such as workers performing duties in multiple areas.

Six prominent Portland restaurants to adopt “Gratuity Free” logo

June 13, 2016 - Willamette Week
Restaurateurs to implement a uniform way of communicating to guests that their establishments are tip-free.

Latest Press Releases

ORLA commends Rep. Schrader's common sense compromise on overtime

July 20, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Hotel industry praises Rep. Schrader's overtime bill

July 15, 2016 - AH&LA / ORLA

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