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Industry News

December restaurant sales reach 8-year high

January 9, 2015 - Nation’s Restaurant News

Low gas prices, rising employment result in robust month for the industry.

House passes bill to raise ACA's standard for full-time work

January 8, 2015 - The Hill

Industry groups asking Congress to return the definition of full-time to 40 hours.

New year rings in higher state minimum wage

January 2, 2015 - Portland Tribune

The increase is automatic and linked with the Consumer Price Index.

Changes coming to state workplaces

December 27, 2014 - The Register-Guard

A handful of big changes are coming to the Oregon workplace in 2015.

The Ram restaurants become employee owned

December 22, 2014 - CSG Partners

Team members acquired ownership through a newly formed Employee Ownership Stock Plan (ESOP).

New mileage rates available

December 20, 2014 - IRS

The standard mileage rate for business rise in 2015.

Uber agrees to leave Portland for 3 months

December 18, 2014 - The Oregonian

City Hall will attempt to revamp its regulations to allow the company's services.

Ambush Election Rule speeds up union process

December 18, 2014 - The National Law Review

The NLRB rule severely limits an employer’s ability to respond during unionization efforts.

Heathman Hotel sold; exec team out

December 17, 2014 - Portland Business Journal

Heathman Hotel has been sold to LaSalle Hotel Properties of Bethesda, Maryland.

Industry groups sue over hotel-specific wage increase

December 16, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

The lawsuit against the City of L.A. challenges a hotel-only $15.37 wage.

Preparing for statewide paid sick leave

December 15, 2014 - Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Paid sick leave is likely issue for 2015 legislative session.

Latest Press Releases

Oregon Hospitality Leaders Honored with 2014 Statewide Awards

August 22, 2014 - ORLA

Seaside High School Wins 2014 Oregon ProStart Culinary Championship

March 3, 2014 - ORLA

95 Oregon H.S. Prostart Culinary Students Compete For $180,000 In Scholarships

February 17, 2014 - ORLA