ORLA Needs You to Get Engaged on the Issues
Your involvement truly makes a difference. At the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, we work to make sure the restaurant industry is well represented at meetings across all levels of government - city council, county commission and state legislature just to name a few. But we need your help to really make a difference when it comes to blocking bad regulations and laws and fighting for good ones.
Why is it important?
As owners and operators, you have tremendous stories to tell and real-life experiences to share. The bills and laws elected officials consider or pass can have a huge impact on your business and they need to hear about it straight from you.
How do you get involved?
It’s simple, really. Just like picking hot sauce for your chicken wings, you choose at what level you want to step up and participate. When we need you for a specific call to action, we’ll contact you.
Contact Greg Astley, director of government affairs at Astley@OregonRLA.org or call 971.224.1502 to sign up and get involved today!
ORLA REGIONAL MEETINGS
The Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the proposed rule, tip pooling would be permitted in businesses that do not take a tip credit, or regard servers’ tips as a portion of their income. This reversal of the 2011 prohibition would help decrease wage disparities between front-of-house and back-of- house employees. The public has until January 4, 2018 to comment.