CalChamber bill seeks to shield good-faith employers from labor law penalties
Sacramento Business Journal 3/2
California business groups are pushing for a new bill that aims to protect good-faith employers from liability for hefty fines resulting from lawsuits over labor laws.
California’s War On The Fast-Food Industry Continues
In the California Legislature’s latest attack on the fast-food industry, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) introduced the Fast Food Franchisor Responsibility Act (“AB 1228”).
Food Industry Policy
Council ends ‘parklet’ program but expands outdoor dining
Claremont Courier 3/2
Two days after Governor Gavin Newsom ended California’s COVID-19 state of emergency, the Claremont City Council pulled the plug on a familiar pandemic era sight, giving restaurateurs 14 days to remove outdoor dining “parklets” in the Village.
California Assembly member tried to get rid of paper receipts — again
San Francisco Chronicle 3/2
California Assembly Member Phil Ting is still pushing for a state bill that would require businesses to print out receipts only when customers ask for them, a shift that he says would save billions of trees, millions of dollars, and greatly reduce the unseen health dangers that many receipts carry.
On the Side
Does this new robot-staffed chocolate emporium signal a themed restaurant comeback?
Los Angeles Times 3/2
I’m about to take a bite from a slice of Key lime pie at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium when a host named Jacques stops by.
San Francisco Restaurant Owner Demands Change Following Recent Burglaries in Area
NBC Bay Area 3/2
A San Francisco restaurant owner says something has to change after his store was once again burglarized this week.