The resurgent COVID-19 pandemic continued to ravage the hospitality industry workforce at the end of 2020, racking up heavy employment losses following months of stagnation, the U.S. Department of Labor reported in its December jobs survey this morning.
The National Law Review 1/9
To meet this exemption, California’s wage orders and the California Labor Code provide that an employee must perform certain job duties and be paid a monthly salary equivalent to at least twice the state minimum wage for full-time employment.
Food Industry Policy
Merced Sun-Star 1/9
Merced County and its six cities are launching a “Support our Restaurants” campaign in an effort to help local restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the campaign is to use social media to promote local restaurants that have been impacted by the State’s COVID-19 restrictions regarding on-site dining.
The health department issued a warning to one Contra Costa County restaurant that planned to defy orders and reopen outdoor dining.
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NBC Los Angeles 1/9
The restaurant industry spent most of 2020 trying to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, but the final month of the year saw weak sales worsen.
CBS San Francisco 1/8
It’s Restaurant Week in Oakland but this year it’s unlike any other. For businesses that are struggling to survive, the event is more like a lifeline to keep their doors open.