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The Daily Prep List: 12.02.20

Labor

Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on Predictive Scheduling Laws

The National Law Review 12/1

In a continuing trend, employers are abandoning on-call scheduling as states and cities continue to pass predictive scheduling laws.

With Last-Minute Trump Rule, Restaurants Could Pay Less to Tipped Workers

FSR Magazine 12/1

If finalized as it stands, the regulation would allow employers to pay tipped employees the lower minimum wage of $2.13 per hour, no matter how much time they spend on non-tipped duties. Often this is prep work—rolling silverware, cleaning, etc. 

Food Industry Policy

Pasadena bucks LA County order, keeps outdoor dining going

AP News 12/2

The decision by Pasadena health authorities to buck Los Angeles County has been a relief to restaurateurs who have struggled to stay afloat amid closures, ever-changing rules and attempts to keep workers on the job and money in the till.

More San Francisco restaurants are mulling a drastic step this winter: closing for ‘hibernation’

San Francisco Chronicle 12/1

With indoor dining once again banned and winter weather cutting into outdoor dining revenue, a growing number of restaurants in the city are, for the first time, considering the more drastic step of possibly closing for the next few months. 

On the Side

Bipartisan Leaders Offer $908B Stimulus Without Direct Aid to Restaurants

QSR Magazine 12/2

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of legislators unveiled a $908 billion stimulus package that offers more forgivable loans, but no direct aid to the restaurant industry. 

LA County restaurants can apply for financial relief

Los Angeles Daily News 12/1

The Keep Los Angeles County Dining Grant Program officially begins Thursday, allowing eligible eateries — excluding those in the cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena — to receive up to $30,000 in assistance for employee payroll, capital to continue operations, payment of outstanding business expenses and adaptive business practices needed to remain open.

San Francisco restaurant morphs into a food truck

Food Truck Operator 12/1

A pizzeria in the Mission District of San Francisco is switching business gears after closing and re-emerging as a food truck.

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