As the leading not-for-profit business trade association committed solely to furthering Ohio's foodservice industry, the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) exists to help restaurants succeed.

Founded in 1920, the association is backed with more than 94 years of industry experience. Through our commitment, experience and expertise, the ORA is dedicated to the representation, education, assistance and promotion of Ohio's foodservice industry. This is why more than 2,400 companies, representing more than 5,000 locations in Ohio, invest in ORA membership.

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ORA Victory on Passage of HB-5 Brings Opportunities

Gov. John Kasich expected to sign bill to reform taxes in next couple of weeks

Ohio’s complicated municipal tax code is being reformed and streamlined. While the changes brought about by House Bill 5 (HB5), which is awaiting the governor’s signature, will help ease the tax burden of multiple municipality taxes, businesses need to be aware that they will have to implement changes in the year to come.

Ohio's 2015 Minimum Wage Increase

Ohio’s minimum wage increases on Jan. 1, 2015 to $8.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and to $4.05 per hour for tipped employees

Ohio’s minimum wage increases on Jan. 1, 2015 to $8.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and to $4.05 per hour for tipped employees. The increased minimum wage applies to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of less than $297,000 per year.

Workers' Compensation Plans Designed to Meet Your Needs

ORA Workers' Comp PlansThe ORA and CareWorks, its third-party administrator, possess foodservice industry experience that assist them in helping members navigate the complex world of Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, which is why they developed the ORA Workers’ Compensation plans. With many aspects from which to choose, there is a plan that's right for your business. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

 

Health Care & Your Business

ORA Health Care & Your Business PNGThe ORA understands that our members will be impacted by the upcoming changes in health care. With this in mind, the association is committed to providing up-to-date information designed to help members comply with the changes outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).