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The Daily Prep List: 08.31.21


How North Bay employers are seeking to fill ‘help wanted’ void in the pandemic economy

Argus Courier 8/30

Whatever the latest turn with the pandemic, the near universal opinion from people in business today is they need more employees.

Franchising Threat No. 3: Other State Legislation And Policies

JD Supra 8/30

The California version of the ABC test is arguably the most hostile to franchising. Nonetheless, the risk is not confined to California.

Food Industry Policy

Menlo Park wants to electrify all gas-powered buildings by 2030 in bold climate plan

East Bay Times 8/31

The progressive Green New Deal proposal to fight climate change may have gone out of fashion in Washington, D.C., but some of its ideas to reduce emissions are alive and well in Menlo Park.

Democratic lawmakers drop idea for a California statewide vaccine mandate

Los Angeles Times 8/30 

Democratic lawmakers have dropped a controversial proposal to mandate vaccines in the state, a move that would have been challenging to pass in the final weeks of the legislative session and was already providing fodder for the upcoming recall election.

On the Side

The Fight for Federal Aid Resumes for Restaurants

FSR Magazine 8/30

This past week, The National Restaurant Association shared survey data with Congressional leaders on the state of the consumer, some 18 months removed from the onset of COVID-19. It painted a convoluted landscape, to put it blandly.

Restaurant Tech Partner Toast Files $100M IPO

FSR Magazine 8/30

Toast, a POS solution partnering with nearly 50,000 restaurant locations, filed for a $100 million IPO.

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