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The Daily Prep List 6.29.2023


California Supreme Court to decide the fate of Prop. 22, carving gig workers out of state labor law

San Francisco Chronicle 6/29

The California Supreme Court granted a labor-backed request Wednesday to decide the constitutionality of a voter-approved measure to classify drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft as contractors rather than employees.

California’s Workplace Violence Bill Passes Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment

Ogletree Denkins 6/28

On June 28, 2023, the California State Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment held a hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 553, which if passed as drafted, would establish workplace violence prevention standards applicable to virtually every employer in California.

Food Industry Policy

State court permits the sale of non-compliant pork inventories for the remainder of 2023

Food Safety News 6/29

The May 11 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on California’s Proposition 12 is not taking effect until at least next year.

Coastal restaurants may face fines for keeping outdoor dining

SDNews 6/28

Outdoor dining in parking places created during the pandemic could be eliminated in beach areas under a new state mandate requiring restaurants to replace the displaced vehicular parking – or remove the outside seating.

On the Side

Starbird CEO talks trends in chicken sandwiches, salads, wings. Has spicy run its course?

The Mercury News 6/29

Seven years after its Bay Area founding, the premium chicken Starbird chain is taking its vision to Southern California.

Flavor Profile: How LA’s Saucy Chick Explores Mexican and Indian Spices

KQED 6/29

Before the pandemic, Rhea Patel Michel and Marcel Michel were busy working parents, trying to figure out dinner after each day’s exhausting Southern California commute.

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