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The Daily Prep List 10.19.2023


Koreatown restaurant took more than $28k in workers’ tips, DOL says

KTLA 5 10/18

A Koreatown restaurant is in trouble with the U.S. Department of Labor again, this time for allowing a manager to take more than $28,000 in tips that should have gone to workers.

Long Beach hotel fined $4.8 million for failing to rehire workers laid off during COVID-19 shutdown

The Los Angeles Times 10/17

The hotel did not offer job positions in a timely manner to 25 employees, including restaurant servers, bartenders, housekeepers, cashiers and stewards, according to a Tuesday news release by the office of Lilia García-Brower, the state labor commissioner.

Food Industry Policy

The State Attorney General’s Office Isn’t Sure If Its Junk Law Fee Will Ban Restaurant Service Fees

San Francisco Eater 10/18

Last week Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 478 — dubbed a “junk fee ban” — into law, but there’s confusion about how the legislation will impact restaurant service fees and surcharges.

L.A. teamed up with a Pacoima pupuseria to save money and cut landfill waste. How other businesses can join

The Los Angeles Times 10/19

The pupusas will remain the same, but they will now be served to dine-in guests on reusable foodware, thanks to a pilot effort launched by the Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment Reusable Foodware Microgrant program.

On the Side

Explore L.A through the places that bring it to life

The Los Angeles Times 10/19

“This must be the place” is a series of guides to the many cities, neighborhoods and communities that make L.A., L.A.

Taste of Soul Family Festival returns to LA

ABC7 10/18

The Taste of Soul Festival is taking place for the 18th year on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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