ArentFox Schiff 3/9
A.B. 1228 would mandate that the complaints alleging wage law violation by a fast-food restaurant franchisee provide a written notice to the franchisor of their plan to file a wage lawsuit.
The Sacramento Bee 3/9
The California Chamber of Commerce has announced its first “job creator” bill of the year, but the proposal is already facing opposition from the state’s largest union.
Food Industry Policy
Pasadena Now 3/10
Natural gas prices, which fuels stoves, hit a historic high in recent weeks, hitting some industries hard including restaurants, which were already staggering from the double whammy of the pandemic and high inflation.
@CalRestaurants Twitter 3/10
Two bills introduced this year debate mandated employee training and who pays for them. AB 746 requires restaurants to pay for food handler training; AB 747 requires all employers to pay for mandated training specific to their industries.
On the Side
New York Times 3/10
SAN FRANCISCO — Even on the rainiest of nights, the neon-lettered sign breaks through the fog, and the door opens into a dim, moody restaurant where a very long deco bar looks like the wooden deck of a ship.
Los Angeles Times 3/9
LONG BEACH — Trinity Wiideman, Ryan Okajima, Christian Lopez, Aurelia Carrie and Hannah Dromgoole excitedly arranged three dishes on an oval tray in front of the judges at the California Restaurant Foundation’s 2023 ProStart Cup at the Long Beach Convention Center on March 7.