A New Legal Tactic to Protect Workers’ Pay
New York Times 4/14
Antitrust suits have long been part of the federal government’s arsenal to keep corporations from colluding or combining in ways that raise prices and hurt the consumer.
32-Hour Workweek Bill is Punitive Attempt to Force CA Employers to Increase Wages and Pay Extra Overtime
California Globe 4/13
Presented as a bill to allow California employees to work fewer hours each week, Assembly Bill 2932 by Assembly members Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Evan Low (D–Campbell), would require all businesses in the state with 500+ employees to redefine a full-time workweek to 32 hours instead of 40 hours.
Food Industry Policy
California Wants to Regulate Your Bacon. Here’s Why the Supreme Court Should Save It.
Daily Signal 4/13
Imagine that a friend of yours wants to lose 10 pounds. You might advise your friend to diet, avoid unhealthy foods, and exercise more.
Yelp’s eco-friendly labels help users find sustainable businesses
Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and companies are already unleashing a blizzard of virtue signals.
On the Side
Robotics, Coming to a Restaurant Near You
QSR Magazine 4/14
There were a few major news stories involving the hospitality industry in 2021. One was a growing labor crunch, which saw restaurant operators desperate to lure reluctant workers with signing bonuses and other perks.
California Restaurant Foundation offers grants to Orange County restaurants
Los Angeles Times 4/13
Running a small, independent restaurant has never been easy. But over the past couple of years, the pandemic and inflation have made things tougher for myriad small business owners who prepare and serve meals to diners in Orange County.