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The Daily Prep List 11.20.2023


Action Items for California Employers To Prepare for 2024

Zaller Law Group, 11/17

With new legal requirements facing California employers in 2024, this Friday’s Five article focuses on five initial steps that employers can begin implementing now and other employment law deadlines in 2024

How restaurants are preparing for California’s minimum wage hike

Nation’s Restaurant News 11/20

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1228 into law in September, which will raise the minimum wage for quick-service workers to $20 per hour starting April 1, with an annual increase in line with inflation. The state’s current minimum wage is $15.50 per hour. Unsurprisingly, the move sent shockwaves throughout the restaurant industry and, given the timing, was a massive theme throughout third quarter earnings calls. Some companies already have a plan in place, while others are taking more of a wait-and-see approach.

Food Industry Policy

Opinion: Don’t let Congress overturn California’s animal welfare law

The Mercury News 11/18

Bill would overturn voter-approved initiatives ensuring hens, mother pigs and baby veal calves can move in their cages.

Why We’re Still Breathing Dirty Indoor Air

The New York Times 11/20

Had indoor air quality ever been a priority, the pandemic would have exacted a far lighter toll in the United States.

On the Side

Thanksgiving 2023: These chain restaurants will be serving turkey dinners

The Mercury News 11/17

Traditions matter to people on Thanksgiving, and several restaurant chains are willing to oblige, adding turkey dinners to their menus on Nov. 23. Here are some restaurants that have Thanksgiving menus.

All my new favorite restaurants are in downtown L.A.

The Los Angeles Times 11/20

Certain pockets of downtown Los Angeles feel like a real, contained, thriving city. They are single city blocks dense with storefronts, restaurants, bars, apartments and foot traffic. The stretch of Broadway between 3rd and 4th streets, the one that houses Grand Central Market, the DTLA Superette, a theater, multiple restaurants, bars and a store that sells discount yoga pants, is one of those prized pockets.

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