Campaign behind an initiative to repeal California’s Private Attorneys General Act submitted signatures
On June 9, Californians for Fair Pay and Accountability submitted over 638,000 signatures for a ballot initiative that would repeal the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), which allows employees to sue employers and collect a share of monetary penalties for state labor law violations, and replace it with a new law to litigate and penalize employment violations.
CRA Statement 6/13
“Overall, AB 257 is a direct assault on tested, effective governance for which legislators are elected. The bill strips existing authority regulating and legislating the restaurant community.
Food Industry Policy
American Farm Bureau 6/13
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12.
Civil Eats 6/13
In the end, the eels were worth an estimated $160 million. Over four years, they trickled through U.S. seaports in 138 shipping containers that eight people were later accused of importing illegally.
On the Side
For the first time since 2019, the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony is back in Chicago.
San Francisco Chronicle 6/13
Summer is often a busy, exciting time for restaurant openings, and this year is no different.