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The Daily Prep List: 1.4.22


Lorena Gonzalez leaves Assembly, heads to Cal Labor Fed

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Lorena Gonzalez, the San Diego-area Assemblywoman who successfully pushed landmark legislation to reclassify many California independent contractors as employees, is leaving the Capitol to run the California Labor Federation.

S.F. Hilton may have to pay hotel workers for missed tips

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Hundreds of waiters, bartenders and other dining-room workers who have worked at San Francisco’s Hilton Hotel at any point since 2010 can sue over a 20% “service charge” at banquets and dinners that the hotel partly keeps for itself rather than paying to employees as tips, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Food Industry Policy

Will small businesses get omicron COVID relief money in 2022? Not without a partisan fight

Fox Business 1/3

The omicron-related surge in COVID-19 cases put a damper on the holiday plans for many Americans and small businesses last month, and it is already leading to calls from business organizations and members of Congress for additional relief money as legislators return to Washington, D.C., in 2022. 

California Proposition 12 Took Effect Jan. 1, But Supreme Court Action Ahead

Pork (Farm Journal) 1/2

A California ballot initiative took effect on Saturday that is expected to have major impacts on the pork industry and product prices.

On the Side

These Bay Area restaurants and bars are requiring booster shots to eat indoors

San Francisco Chronicle 1/3

As the omicron variant continues to surge through the Bay Area, some restaurants are taking an additional precaution to stay open and keep their employees healthy: requiring proof of the COVID-19 booster shot to dine indoors.

Sweetgreen is the latest restaurant to jump on the subscription trend

Nation’s Restaurant News 1/3

Fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen on Monday announced the pilot of a new subscription program, Sweetpass.

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