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The Daily Prep List: 06.05.20


Shifting Landscape of Wage Rules Can Complicate Compliance

Bloomberg 6/4

Complicating employers’ efforts to remain vigilant against wage and hour violations are federal, state, and local rules that interact and change, a payroll expert said June 4.

The Restaurant Industry In The U.S. Has Lost Millions Of Jobs, But Papa John’s Is Hiring

Forbes 6/4

In late March 2020, Papa John’s announced that it was hiring 20,000 new restaurants employees nationwide. 

Food Industry Policy

Flexibility Act en route to president: Restaurant industry breathes sigh of relief

Fast Casual 6/4

The restaurant industry pulled off a win last night when the Senate passed house resolution 7010 — the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act —  by unanimous consent. The bill now goes to the president for his signature. 

The trouble with tracing: Restaurants struggle with COVID-19 tracking requirements

Nation’s Restaurant News 6/4

Controlling a potentially deadly disease that usually has no symptoms is hard enough, and varying rules are making it even harder.

LA City Council’s 15 Percent Food Delivery Fee Cap Is About to Take Effect

Eater, Los Angeles 6/4

The Los Angeles City Council yesterday voted to formally approve a third-party food delivery app fee cap, meaning companies like Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, and Postmates will be limited in how much they can charge restaurants for their services.

At these Oakland restaurants, rallies of support are cut short by curfew

Los Angeles Times 6/4

On Monday, Alameda County issued a countywide curfew barring its residents from being outdoors in any public space from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following day. 

Civil Unrest Delays Some South Bay Businesses’ Plan to Reopen Friday

NBC, Bay Area 6/4

Outdoor dining and in-store retail will be allowed to reopen Friday in Santa Clara County, but most businesses in downtown San Jose are staying closed in fear that violence could escalate again.

AHA News: Calorie Data on Menus Could Generate Significant Health, Economic Benefits

US News 6/4

Current federal law requiring restaurants to post calories on their menus would help diners make healthier choices and could ultimately lead to fewer cases of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.

On the Side

Tasty Restaurant Group names Neil Thomson as CFO

Nation’s Restaurant News 6/4

Tasty Restaurant Group LLC, operator of 190 Burger King and Pizza Hut units, has named Neil Thomson as chief financial officer, the company announced Thursday.

A Coronavirus Opportunity for Restaurants: Off-Peak Hours

QSR Magazine June 2020

There’s no COVID-19 timeline. And it can be difficult to separate reality from being a prisoner of the moment.

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