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The Daily Prep List 11.30.2023

Labor

California is about to raise minimum wage. These Modesto retailers already have higher pay.

Yahoo! Life 11/29

California’s new minimum wage goes into effect in just over a month. But some retailers are already offering a higher starting pay.

What Employers Should Know About the NLRB’s New Joint Employer Rule

JD Supra 11/29

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently issued a new joint employment rule that employers should review to avoid incurring or mitigate the responsibilities and potential liability of a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The final rule will go into effect February 26, 2024.

Food Industry Policy

Efforts to Block Gas Bans Across the Nation Are Growing. Will it Work in New York?

City Limits 11/29

After a lawsuit in California toppled the city of Berkeley’s efforts to replace gas stoves with clean electric energy in new buildings, fossil fuel industry groups are testing the same legal strategy in New York.

Sacramento’s Mexican restaurants are considering switching to electric cooking. Here’s why.

The Sacramento Bee 11/30

It’s not yet clear when, if ever, new Sacramento restaurants will be required to cook using electricity instead of gas. But the benefits of electric cooking are becoming clearer, from reduced carcinogen exposure to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and grant programs could cut costs of switching for some. Now the question is: Can traditional Mexican food taste as scrumptious when cooked without a flame?

On the Side

Harris Ranch ranks among most profitable restaurants in California

The San Joaquin Valley Sun 11/29

This year’s ranking is an increase from last year as Harris Ranch bumped up its revenue by millions of dollars.

After two more companies change course, what’s the future of ghost kitchens?

Nation’s Restaurant News 11/30

Are we starting to see the long-term consequences of the ghost kitchen boom that peaked during the pandemic?

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