California’s 2021 Minimum Wage Increase to Impact Exempt and Nonexempt Employees
JD Supra 12/17
A new year means new changes to California’s minimum wage laws. California employers should take note of the following changes to state and local minimum wage laws—set to take effect on January 1, 2021—that will impact both nonexempt and exempt employees.
The National Restaurant Association and third-party delivery companies agree on transparent and fair delivery practices
Nation’s Restaurant News 12/16
The National Restaurant Association, delivery companies and operators released seven public policy principles for fair delivery practices, including access to customer data.
Coronavirus Erases Recent Wage Gains for Many California Workers, Report Finds
In the five years before the COVID-19 pandemic, low-income Californians had begun to see substantial wage gains that were slowly chipping away at the long-growing income inequality gap between the state’s haves and have-nots. But the coronavirus pandemic is “likely stripping away many of these gains,” according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California.
Food Industry Policy
Santa Clara County, San Jose cap fees charged by delivery services like Uber Eats and DoorDash
The Mercury News 12/16
Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley’s largest city, San Jose, on Tuesday both unanimously approved new caps on how much money delivery services like DoorDash and Uber Eats can charge struggling restaurants across the county during the COVID-19 crisis.
Restaurants Are Being Pit Against One Another in the Shutdown
San Diego Magazine 12/16
As if restaurants didn’t have it bad enough, now they’ve begun turning on one another. It’s the ultimate no-win situation. If an owner refuses to shut down, they face fines and legal ramifications and public shame. If they comply with the order, they’re seen as sheeple who are abandoning their fellow restaurant owners.
California Aims To Change The Rules On Restaurant Regulation
While restaurants, bars and wineries continue to suffer a loss of business from shutdowns due to the pandemic, the Sacramento-based California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is angling to change regulatory rules that could set operators back even further. In what beverage attorneys are calling a potential repeal of due process, the ABC is trying to implement a new emergency regulation that would allow any outlet that sells beer, wine or spirits to be shut down without a right to a trial before hand.
On the Side
The most significant San Francisco Bay Area restaurant closures of 2020
San Francisco Chronicle 12/16
How do you sum up the frustration and heartache of 2020 for the Bay Area’s restaurant community? There’s no real way to quantify the loss of livelihoods, community gathering spaces and businesses into which people put so much sweat and creativity.
Filipino Food Truck Hits San Diego Streets
Eater San Diego 12/16
Specializing in traditional lumpia, as well as modern variations including mac and cheese-stuffed spring rolls, the truck will also offer quick-service version of classic Filipino dishes like rice plates topped with chicken adobo and pork belly sisig.
Eat, drink and be merry: 8 holiday gift ideas for Sacramento’s food lovers
The Sacramento Bee 12/16
Sacramento’s bounty of local food and drinks has something for all, from 916-based gourmands to far-flung cousins.