California’s biggest labor group recommends Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez as its next leader
Sacramento Bee 11/24
Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat assemblywoman who authored prominent bills on gig workers and warehouse employees, could become the first woman and person of color to lead California’s biggest labor organization.
3 ways tipping laws have changed in 2021
Restaurant Dive 11/24
Under the Biden administration, the U.S. Department of Labor has taken a closer look at tipping laws in a bid to create additional earning opportunities for many restaurant employees, such as back-of-house staff, who can now participate in tip pools.
Food Industry Policy
Biden administration asks court to allow vaccine mandate
Associated Press 11/23
The Biden administration on Tuesday asked a federal court to let it move ahead with a workplace rule that would require employees at larger companies to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing.
California Won’t Mandate Companies to Require Employee COVID Vaccinations
Capital & Main 11/23
A federal appeals court recently blocked the implementation of a broad safety mandate designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 at larger companies.
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Private dining is back with a bang at Bay Area restaurants after a pandemic slump
San Francisco Chronicle 11/24
Last Tuesday, all four private dining rooms at swanky Redwood City restaurant Selby’s were booked for corporate events.
How TikTok Viral Moments Drive Diners to Bay Area Restaurants
Scrolling through TikTok in September, I saw an increased number of “What I eat at Din Tai Fung” themed videos across my “For You Page,” where creators demonstrate everything they indulged in down to the exaggerated last bite.