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The Daily Prep List 5.01.2023


Why Julie Su’s appointment to lead the Labor Department could be good news for gig workers

Fast Company 5/1

When Julie Su, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Labor Department, heads back to the Senate in the coming weeks for a full confirmation vote, she’ll be facing an uphill battle: Not only do Republicans and a number of corporations stand against her nomination, but it’s also not clear whether every Democrat will back Su, who served as the deputy labor secretary under recently departed department head Marty Walsh and currently holds the title of acting labor secretary.

Tips and Tip Pools In California

Zaller Law Group 4/28

An issue that constantly plagues the service industry is what to do about tips and the challenges that come with mandated tip pooling and mandatory service charges.

Food Industry Policy

How proposed changes to California ballot measures could affect election results

CalMatters 4/30

When Major League Baseball opened its 2023 season this month, players and managers had to contend with a raft of new rules, including time limits on pitchers and batters and limits on bunching infielders on one side of the diamond.

How will court’s rebuke of Berkeley’s natural-gas ban affect the national movement it began?

The Mercury News 4/30

When Berkeley became the first U.S. city to ban construction of new natural gas lines in 2019, it pioneered an approach to reducing carbon emissions and pollutants that has since spread around the Bay Area and across the country.

On the Side

Fat Brands names two replacements for CEO Andy Wiederhorn

Restaurant Business 5/1

Restaurant chain collector Fat Brands on Monday named two people to take over the role being ceded by Andy Wiederhorn later this week.

These 20 restaurants opened around Sacramento in April. Where to eat dumplings, pho and more

The Sacramento Bee 5/1

At least 20 new restaurants opened around greater Sacramento in April, from an ice cream parlor in the city’s southern reaches to Hawaiian brewpub in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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