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The Daily Prep List 4.12.22


A California labor law that lets workers sue on the state’s behalf faces its toughest test

CalMatters 4/11

In the early 2000s, California lawmakers identified a problem: There weren’t nearly enough state investigators and lawyers to pursue all the potential violations of workplace laws, such as minimum wage, overtime pay, and more.

Biden administration shows support for ending subminimum wage

Nation’s Restaurant News 4/11

At an event on Monday hosted by One Fair Wage — an organization seeking to end subminimum wages in the U.S. — Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su took on a new role far from her government position in Washington D.C.: New York City server.

Food Industry Policy

McDonald’s shareholders can vote on civil rights audit, SEC rules

Nation’s Restaurant News 4/11

McDonald’s Corp. shareholders can vote this spring on whether the company should conduct a civil-rights audit, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission letter.

Boudin, Gascón accuse law firm of targeting immigrant-run businesses with fraudulent disability suits

San Francisco Chronicle 4/11

Accusing a law firm of fleecing small businesses in California with thousands of baseless disability-rights suits, the district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles asked a judge Monday to halt the practice and order the firm to refund millions of dollars the businesses paid to settle the suits.

On the Side

Is Another Covid Surge Coming to California?

New York Times 4/12

Rising coronavirus cases in the Northeast and the proliferation of the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant raise the inevitable question: Is another Covid surge coming to California?

Panera Bread is testing automated coffee brewing with Miso Robotics

CNBC 4/12

Panera Bread is piloting Miso Robotics’ new automated coffee brewing system as it doubles down on its drink subscription program.

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