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Industry News

Seattle's minimum-wage increase sparks tipping debate

July 15, 2015 - Restaurant Business

Some restaurants have made changes to their tipping policies.

Workplace laws that passed in the Legislature

July 12, 2015 - The Oregonian

Several workplace issues passed in the Oregon Legislature during the 2015 session.

FDA announces 1-year delay in menu-labeling rule

July 9, 2015 - National Restaurant Association

Additional guidance will help restaurateurs understand how to implement the law.

DOL releases proposed FLSA overtime rules changes

June 30, 2015 - National Law Review

The revisions would more than double the minimum salary threshold for exemptions.

Groups seeking $15 minimum wage on ballot

June 30, 2015 - The Oregonian

Labor groups submitted 2,000 petition signatures for a ballot measure.

Legislature passes state-run retirement plan

June 17, 2015 - Oregon Business

The major concern is the bill would create more costs for small businesses.

Oregon Lottery Commission chair steps down

June 26, 2015 - Statesman Journal

Dozono is stepping down after her law firm filed a lawsuit against the lottery.

Wage Wars: The battle for a higher minimum wage

June 24, 2015 - Willamette Week

Even progressive businesses worry about a rush to raise minimum wage.

Paid sick leave wins final approval from Oregon Legislature

June 12, 2015 - The Oregonian

Bill will require employers with 10 or more workers to give them up to five paid sick days a year.

Online booking scams targeted

June 10, 2015 - American Hotel & Lodging Association

AH&LA urges FTC to investigate online booking deceptions.

Latest Press Releases

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