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Industry News

Coos County green-lights hotel room tax

August 14, 2015 - The World

An ordinance to impose a 10 percent transient lodging tax will go to the voters.

Businesses brace for game-changing labor decision

August 12, 2015 - The Hill

Labor ruling would redefine what constitutes an “employer.”

OSU-Cascades debuts hospitality management program

August 2, 2015 - The Bulletin

The new hospitality degree hopes to keep local talent for the industry.

AH&LA comes out against Expedia-Orbitz merger

August 6, 2015 - Lodging Magazine

The hotel industry urges against proposed merger between Expedia and Orbitz.

NRA pushes for extension on overtime comments

July 31, 2015 - National Restaurant Association

The association has requested an extension to allow more substantive comments on the new regulations.

Convention Center hotel plan clears another challenge

July 29, 2015 - The Oregonian

The Oregon Court of Appeals knocked down one of several efforts to block.

Hospitality industry impacted by new overtime rules

July 27, 2015 - WageWatch

The potential impact of these rule changes greatly exceeds the impact of raising the minimum wage.

Two groups propose conflicting minimum wage proposals for ballot

July 22, 2015 - The Oregonian

Activists are already bracing for a fight with business groups.

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