Make plans now to be in Oklahoma City on November 7 for the annual Hirst Hospitality Awards. Help us recognize and honor the hardworking employees in the foodservice industry; there's nothing like the value of a good staff!
The ORA is pleased to present its 2017-2018 scholarship application. Scholarships are open to people who are enrolled in or currently enrolling in one of the following college hospitality industry programs: Hospitality Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Culinary Arts Education in the state of Oklahoma. The scholarship is to be used toward the pursuit of undergraduate, master’s degree or continuing education at a post-secondary accredited institution.
The Department of Labor published a final overtime rule May 18 that guarantees time-and-half pay to any salaried employee earning under $47,476 a year ($913 a week) and who works more than 40 hours in a week. That’s double the current salary threshold of $23,660 ($455 a week). The rule is set to take effect December 1, 2016.
Members of the ORA will come together for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry, and then culminate in a fabulous reception with more than 600 members and legislators at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.