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The Daily Prep List 7.31.2023


California AB 1228 Delayed: Bill Proposes Joint-Employer Theory of Liability Between Franchisor, Franchisee in CA’s Fast-Food Industry

The National Law Review 7/27

On July 14, 2023, a new attempt to regulate the fast-food industry in California was delayed after its proponents pulled the bill from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

People Are Hurting’ — How The Hollywood Strikes Are Affecting Small Businesses In

LA LAist 7/27

Members of the Writers Guild of America have been on strike for nearly three months.

Food Industry Policy

Raise the Wage Act draws restaurant industry opposition

Restaurant Dive 7/27

On Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Robert Scott (D-VA), introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $17 an hour over five years and eliminate the tip credit subminimum wage system within seven years.

California businesses sharply divided on expanded paid leave proposals

The Orange County Register 7/21

Two bills that would expand workplace benefits for employees are dividing California’s small business community as the industry works to recover from deep pandemic-related losses.

On the Side

Woman’s lawsuit against California restaurant claims dish was too spicy, ‘unfit for human consumption’

FOX31 7/21

(KRON) – Everyone has different tolerances for spicy food. But a diner in the San Francisco Bay Area is alleging that one particular restaurant’s appetizer was so spicy that it was “unfit” for human consumption.

Chipotle is Working to Get Customers Through Restaurants Faster

QSR Magazine 7/27

Much of Chipotle’s growth and buzz through the pandemic took place outside its restaurants. Digital expansion, rewards (up to 35 million members today), delivery, and the continued leverage of order-ahead pickup “Chipotlanes,” of which there are now more than 600 across North America.

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