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19. Stolen Secret Sauce?!

8/14/2018
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Cease and desist letters can serve as a warning ahead of full scale litigation, however there are some possible resolutions before ending up in court. Alicia Bell and Carla Quisenberry of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP walk us through deciphering demand letters, how to avoid them, and your options if you receive one. Find out how to be sure you are not infringing on other's intellectual property, trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. Guests: Alicia Bell and Carla Quisenberry...

Duration:00:38:08

18. Clue: Incidents and Accidents. Question: What Do Paul Simon and SAIF Corporation Have in Common?

7/13/2018
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Our friends at SAIF share some very relatable stories regarding safety in hospitality. And with years of experience, comes valuable tips and strategies for owner/operators and management teams. Also hear how members are saving 10% with ORLA's Workers’ Compensation Group program through SAIF. Guests: Pat Morrill, Agency and Group Coordinator, SAIF Corporation Judi Croft, Safety Services Supervisor, SAIF Corporation Guest Host: Lori Little, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging...

Duration:00:48:03

17. Sexual Harassment Prevention

6/8/2018
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In a wave of #MeToo revelations, protect your employees and your business by taking a proactive approach to sexual harassment prevention. Hear pragmatic approaches and practical solutions from industry expert Darcey McAllister, who has over 20 years of hands-on HR experience. Learn the difference between quid pro quo sexual harassment and hostile work environments, so you can ensure you have a respectful workplace for all. Then get wise to ways of resetting the bar of what is acceptable in...

Duration:00:34:12

16: Food Waste Stops With Me

5/17/2018
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There are currently over 1,200 businesses composting in the Metro area. Hear from an Oregon hotel and a restaurant owner about how diverting food waste from the landfill brings financial gains, changes company culture, and makes business sense. Guests: Alex Bertolucci, Green Business Advisor, Washington County Scott Youngblood, Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland, Washington Square Punky Scott, The Bomber Restaurant and Catering Guest host: Lori Little, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging...

Duration:00:47:30

15: Northwest Food Show Special Edition

5/2/2018
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The floor was bustling at the Northwest Food Show, April 22-23 at the Portland Expo Center. Between zesty chef cooking demos and cutting-edge ed seminars, we invited celebrity guests and show participants to give us a taste of what’s going on in their slice of the industry. Listen in for bites on food waste prevention, agricultural economies, fostering the next generation of culinary professionals, and plant-based cheese. Hear about the relationship that launched Ox Restaurant, feeling fed...

Duration:01:21:48

14: Let it Grow, Let it Grow

3/23/2018
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You may have heard of OregonSaves by now, the state-sponsored retirement savings program, facilitated by employers. If you don't currently offer a retirement plan to employees, listen up! The program is rolling out in phases over the next few years and Joel Metlen, Public Engagement Manager for OregonSaves, guides us through employer responsibilities, schedules, and resources available to help you easily implement the program— and help your employees see their savings grow. Guest: Joel...

Duration:00:59:31

13: If This Were a Normal Administration

2/23/2018
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Feel like there's been a firehose flow of regulation changes recently? Rich Meneghello is back after a year, following up on predictions about our hotelier president and his administration's impact on hospitality operations. Get a recap of overtime regulations, pay equity, immigration, and joint employment. Plus, predictive scheduling, how "number fudging" may affect the tip pooling decision, and how #metoo has impacted confidentiality agreements. Guest: Richard Meneghello, Attorney at...

Duration:01:01:27

12: Translating the Legalese of Pay Equity

1/22/2018
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Oregon has had a pay equity law on the book for years, so what’s new and unique about the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017? Find out what the expansion means for you as an employer, how it impacts your employment forms and hiring processes, and how to take advantage of the law’s unique employer safe harbor. Labor attorneys Jennifer Nelson and Anne Milligan help us understand the “legalese” of pay equity. Guests: Anne Milligan, Fisher Phillips and Jennifer Nelson, Ogletree Deakins Guest host:...

Duration:00:38:30

11: A Miniature Horse Walks Into a Bar

1/4/2018
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Business owners, how do you differentiate between purse accessory pup and service animal? What questions can you ask without getting into legal hot water? Can you require a service animal to be crated in a hotel room? With so many uncertainties, it can be a zoo out there! Employment Law Attorney Shane Swilley joins us in this episode to shed light on the dos and don’ts of service animals in your establishment. Guest: Shane Swilley, Employment Law Attorney, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester Guest...

Duration:00:38:08

10: FYI: What To Do About ICE

10/20/2017
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What do you do if an ICE agent shows up at your establishment? Sean Ray of Barran Liebman LLP boils down what employers need to know about Forms I-9 and how to stay out of hot water with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We get into employer responsibilities and best practices regarding documentation, how to prepare for an audit, and consequences of being out of compliance with the law. Guest: Sean Ray, Barran Liebman LLP Guest host: Sarah Schenck, Oregon Restaurant &...

Duration:00:54:22

10: FYI: What to do about ICE

10/20/2017
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What do you do if an ICE agent shows up at your establishment? Sean Ray of Barran Liebman LLP boils down what employers need to know about Forms I-9 and how to stay out of hot water with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We get into employer responsibilities and best practices regarding documentation, how to prepare for an audit, and consequences of being out of compliance with the law. Guest: Sean Ray, Barran Liebman LLP Guest host: Sarah Schenck, Oregon Restaurant &...

Duration:00:54:22

9: Metro Venues, Job Creation, and the Polar Passage

9/12/2017
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Metro’s venues draw over 1 million patrons to Portland every year, including the Oregon Zoo, Portland Expo Center, Oregon Convention Center and the Portland5 Centers for the Arts. Scott Cruickshank, General Manager of Metro Visitor Venues, talks about how they drive economic development, a strong hospitality and tourism industry, and job growth for the region. We also discuss the long-anticipated Convention Center's headquarter hotel, new Zoo projects, and ponder Portland’s hotel...

Duration:00:33:02

9. Metro Venues, Job Creation, and the Polar Passage

9/12/2017
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Metro’s venues draw over 1 million patrons to Portland every year, including the Oregon Zoo, Portland Expo Center, Oregon Convention Center and the Portland5 Centers for the Arts. Scott Cruickshank, General Manager of Metro Visitor Venues, talks about how they drive economic development, a strong hospitality and tourism industry, and job growth for the region. We also discuss the long-anticipated Convention Center’s headquarter hotel, new Zoo projects, and ponder Portland’s hotel...

Duration:00:33:02

8: Tourism: What's a Robot Fish Got to Do With It?

7/6/2017
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How often do you think about the role your business plays in Oregon’s thriving tourism industry? Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO, joins us to divulge the stats surrounding Oregon’s growing presence on the international map and how you can ensure your business welcomes guests, drives repeat visits, and is more impactful in the marketplace. We uncover ways you can capitalize on major upcoming events across the state, plus, why your business is missing out if you aren’t tapping into Travel...

Duration:00:50:48

8: Tourism: What’s a Robot Fish Got to Do With It?

7/6/2017
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How often do you think about the role your business plays in Oregon’s thriving tourism industry? Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO, joins us to divulge the stats surrounding Oregon’s growing presence on the international map and how you can ensure your business welcomes guests, drives repeat visits, and is more impactful in the marketplace. We uncover ways you can capitalize on major upcoming events across the state, plus, why your business is missing out if you aren’t tapping into Travel...

Duration:00:50:48

7: Where Have All the Good Employees Gone?

6/7/2017
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When it comes to hiring and maintaining a quality team, employers in the hospitality industry are channeling their inner 80s pop star and declaring, “I need a hero!” Preferably, a whole staff of them, with strong work ethic and a dose of dedication. Dani Rosendahl from On Deck Sports Bar & Grill chats with us about non-traditional resources for recruiting great workers, the benefits of investing in employees, and how policy plays a role in staffing. Guest: Dani Rosendahl, On Deck Sports...

Duration:00:46:00

6: Oregon ProStart Heads to Nationals

4/28/2017
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Hear what’s sprouting from Oregon’s culinary student talent in this episode where we sit down with guests from McMinnville High School’s ProStart Program as they prepare to compete in the National ProStart Invitationals. Learn the history of this Career and Technical Education program, supported by ORLA’s Education Foundation, and its role in the hospitality industry’s workforce development. Guests: Devin Baldwin, ProStart Student Team Manager, McMinnville High School Krista Carpino,...

Duration:00:37:18

5: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson

3/24/2017
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In a special Boiled Down episode, Oregon's Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to talk about his varying roles and goals in the office. Oregon elections - 3:07 Redistricting commission - 7:15 Nonpartisan office - 12:35 Citizen engagement and inclusion - 15:55 How businesses can help themselves - 22:39 Becoming a Government Authority Office (audits) - 25:10 State Land Board - 31:40 The Archives Division and Oregon's Constitution - 38:40 Goals in office - 42:14 Green Eggs...

Duration:00:57:43

4: State and National Hospitality Issues

3/7/2017
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Get insights into hospitality industry issues at the national level with perspectives from American Hotel & Lodging Association and National Restaurant Association. Guests, Troy Flanagan and Matt Walker, discuss legislative developments you need to know regarding immigration, healthcare, tax reform, and more. AHLA advocacy watch - 1:00 NRA advocacy watch - 6:53 Immigration and travel restrictions- 10:10 Swipe fees - 13:58 Short term rentals - 18:10 Healthcare - 26:50 Tax reform -...

Duration:00:41:47

3: ORLA's Legislative Agenda

2/13/2017
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ORLA’s chief lobbyist sits down with the association’s president and CEO to chat about key issues we’ll be focusing on this legislative session and which bills will have the greatest impact on the hospitality industry. With income equality, restrictive scheduling, tourism investment, and transportation infrastructure as hot topics, now is the time to embrace a commitment to spontaneity. Advocacy watch - 1:18 ORLA’s Legislative Agenda - 6:42 Bills in the legislature - 16:07 ORLA and...

Duration:00:51:58