California Bill Would Make Fast-Food Franchisors Liable for Franchisees’ Violation of Wage Law
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.
CalChamber dubs year’s first ‘job creator’ proposal. State labor leader calls it ‘dangerous’
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 Restaurateurs Reel from Impacts of High Gas Prices
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.
Two bills introduced this year debate mandated employee training and who pays for them.
@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
One of the Oldest Restaurants in the Country Is in San Francisco
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.
OCSA makes the cut at California Restaurant Foundation’s 2023 ProStart Cup
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.