‘Fight for $15’ union challenges NLRB joint-employer rule
HR Dive 9/22
As organized labor struggled for more power over the past few years, joint-employer status became a big source of contention. Organized labor advocates argue that a narrowed definition of “joint employer” lets many large companies that rely on subcontractors or other contingent workers off the hook for their treatment.
OSHA Says New Restaurant Safety Measures Are Coming
Restaurant Business 9/21
The new rules will be aimed at protecting back of house workers when temperatures soar to extreme heights.
Food Industry Policy
Battle over vaccine mandates lands on white-linen tablecloths of Napa
The Press Democrat 9/22
The rift over the moral obligation of coronavirus vaccinations has infiltrated schools and hospitals, stoked political outrage and divided families. Earlier this month, it landed on the white-linen-draped dining tables of downtown Napa.
24 states vow to challenge Biden’s vaccine mandate
Restaurant Dive 9/21
The attorneys general for 24 states in a Sept. 16 letter threatened legal action against the federal government in response to President Joe Biden’s recently announced employer vaccine mandate.
On the Side
KFC Names Sabir Sami CEO
Restaurant Business 9/22
He will take over as head of the chicken chain on Jan. 1 for the retiring Tony Lowings. Dyke Shipp will become KFC president.
This Fall’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings
From an Alice Waters museum restaurant in LA to an Indian fried chicken spot in New York, here’s everything to look forward to this fall.