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: California Senate Should Reject Costly AB 257
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
Farm Bureau and National Pork Producers Council: California’s Prop 12 is Unconstitutional
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.
The US is a Dumping Ground for Illegal Seafood. Some Lawmakers Want to Clean Up the Market
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
Here Is the Full List of James Beard Awards 2022 Winners
For the first time since 2019, the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony is back in Chicago.
Here are 7 of the Bay Area’s most hotly anticipated restaurants coming this summer
San Francisco Chronicle 6/13
Summer is often a busy, exciting time for restaurant openings, and this year is no different.