Supreme Court limits California labor law that allows private suits against employers
Los Angeles Times 6/15
WASHINGTON — In a victory for California employers, the Supreme Court on Wednesday placed limits on a state labor law that authorizes private lawsuits on behalf of groups of workers, even if they had agreed to resolve their disputes through individual arbitration.
California labor, business groups battle it out as Senate committee hears fast food bill
The Sacramento Bee 6/15
It was an at-times emotional hearing of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee on Monday, as fast food franchise employees and owners took turns testifying for, and against, AB 257, the “FAST Recovery Act.”
Food Industry Policy
Editorial: Don’t fear L.A.’s ban on gas stoves. Electric appliances are the future
Los Angeles Times 6/14
Los Angeles is taking a necessary and overdue step in the fight against climate change and lung-damaging air pollution.
Largest pork packer leaving California
The Center Square 6/14
(The Center Square) – Another company is leaving California, this time the largest pork packer in the U.S.
On the Side
Watch Out for Stealth Inflation: Breaking Down All Those Extra Fees on Your Receipt
Many businesses across the US are tacking on new fees allegedly to offset the burden of inflation and supply chain shortages.
This esteemed California chef is a 2022 James Beard award winner. Meet Brandon Jew
The Sacramento Bee 6/14
Every year the James Beard Foundation gives out its prestigious awards to the top chefs and restaurants in the culinary world.