Lawmakers Propose Visa Program to Aid Staff Shortages
FSR Magazine 3/30
A new program formulated to help restaurants combat labor issues has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Applebee’s Franchise Exec Fired After Using Gas Prices To Justify Lower Wages
Restaurant Business 3/28
An executive at an Applebee’s franchisee has been fired over a leaked email in which he wrote that higher gas prices would allow the company to pay workers less.
Food Industry Policy
Q1 2022 Legal Update
Modern Restaurant Management 3/31
Insurance Coverage for COVID Claims Largely Rejected by Appellate Courts: Throughout the country, appellate courts are reviewing insurance coverage lawsuits brought by restaurants who were forced to close due to COVID-19 pandemic shutdown orders.
Most Californians favor COVID vaccine requirements even as they’re lifted, poll finds
Los Angeles Times 3/31
Most Californians still favor COVID-19 restrictions, including requirements to show proof of vaccination at large outdoor gatherings or to enter places like indoor restaurants and bars, a new survey suggests.
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Survey: Do you want Sacramento outdoor dining parklets to stay?
The Sacramento Bee 4/1
Sacramento’s outdoor street dining program, which began during the pandemic to curb the spread of COVID-19, will expire in June.
These Halal Restaurants Around the Bay Area Are Planning Special Menus for Ramadan
Eater SF 3/31
Ramadan begins on Saturday, April 2 and ends on May 2 with the Eid al-Fitr holiday, and the organizers of the Bay Area’s HalalFest have created a restaurant schedule for those looking for a place to break fast at night with an iftar meal, or an early suhoor, pre-dawn meal.