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Industry News

'Flexible scheduling' legislation likely in Oregon’s 2017 session

Sept. 22, 2016 - The Oregonian
The proposal would likely mirror laws enacted in Seattle and San Francisco.

Seattle passes new scheduling rules for hourly workers

Sept. 19, 2016 - ABC News
Seattle City Council approved a new law requiring employers to schedule shifts 14 days in advance.

Flurry of new hotels under construction in Bend

Sept. 18, 2016 - Bend Bulletin
Bend could have 3,200 hotel rooms by 2018.

Airbnb to collect lodging taxes from its operators in Lane County

Sept. 15, 2016 - The Register-Guard
Airbnb has agreed to collect local and county room taxes from property owners.

Medford lodging hits a record

Sept. 14, 2016 - Mail Tribune
Overnight stays in Medford's motels and hotels produced record revenue for the fiscal years ending June 30.

‘Secure scheduling’ law appears likely to pass Seattle City Council

Sept. 13, 2016 - The Seattle Times
The "secure scheduling” law received unanimous approval by five committee members on Tuesday.

Stacy Shaw named Lottery’s director for corporate social responsibility

Sept. 7, 2016 - Oregon Lottery
Shaw will oversee the Lottery’s Responsible Gambling and Problem Gambling programs.

Ninth Circuit denies petition to review decision on tip pools

Sept. 6, 2016 - NRA / ORLA
A divided federal appeals court denied a petition to reconsider a decision on tip pooling.

Travel Oregon wins National Tourism Industry Award

Sept. 1, 2016 - PR Newswire
The 7 Wonders of Oregon campaign was honored as the Best Broadcast Advertising in the country.

Why some servers oppose safe scheduling legislation

Aug. 31, 2016 - Seattle Weekly
A Seattle full-service worker group objects to new rules that threaten existing freedom and flexibility.

Latest Press Releases

Oregon hospitality leaders honored with statewide awards

Sept. 27, 2016 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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