Will COVID sick leave return to California?
Labor unions and their Democratic allies in the Legislature want to bring back extra paid sick leave for COVID-19.
In-Depth: Could California get an $18 an hour minimum wage?
ABC 10 San Diego 1/12
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Businesses across San Diego are just getting used to a $15 an hour minimum wage, which took effect on January 1, 2022.
Food Industry Policy
California Proposes Tax Breaks for Restaurants, But New Burdens, too
Restaurant Business 1/12
In a concession to California’s restaurant industry, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that his administration will exclude forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants from operators’ taxable income.
Single-payer bills a ‘job killer’ + Spirits shipping bill + Cannabis tax rally planned
The Sacramento Bee 1/12
Less than two weeks into the new year, the California Chamber of Commerce has named its first two “job killer” bills: AB 1400 and ACA 11, which if passed would implement single-payer health care in the Golden State.
On The Side
SF Mayor gives omicon update: ‘We are learning to live with COVID’
San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city officials struck a generally optimistic tone at a Tuesday press conference, announcing a new measure to access testing amid skyrocketing cases and reassuring residents that no new restrictions are coming at this time.
Solano County Noodles & Company restaurant part of 55-location California franchise deal
North Bay Business Journal 1/11
A Colorado-based chain of pasta-focused fast-casual restaurants on Monday said it inked a deal with a multibrand franchisee in Los Angeles to take over its expansion in California.