Nation’s Restaurant News 5/12
Arguing that “every worker deserves a just day’s pay,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su on Thursday pledged to crack down on wage theft in the restaurant industry.
California Globe 5/12
Not only will California’s minimum wage go up again on January 1, 2023, but also all employees will be guaranteed that rate even if they work for “small employers.”
Food Industry Policy
Bloomberg Law 5/12
A panel of Ninth Circuit judges seemed unsure Thursday that a California city’s ban on new natural gas hookups amounted to a de facto ban on natural gas appliances that is preempted by federal law.
Restaurant Business 5/12
A week before President Biden declared inflation to be the nation’s Number One economic issue, the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on a contributor that’s been discussed far less than the obvious drivers of soaring food and labor costs.
On the Side
The third annual Bay Area Black Restaurant Week (BRW) kicks off Friday, with over 50 restaurants across the region serving up special dishes and offering deals.
Restaurant Dive 5/12
Independent restaurant locations, which represent 53% of the restaurant industry, grew by 1% (or 2,893 units) in 2021, according to a report from The NPD Group emailed to Restaurant Dive. Comparatively, independent restaurant locations saw a 5% decline in 2020.