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The Daily Prep List 8.21.2023


The Industrial Welfare Commission Returns with Plans for More Protections for California Employees

JD Supra 8/18

With $3 million in funding from A.B. 102, California’s recent appropriations bill, the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC), the administrative body charged by statute to regulate wages, hours, and working conditions, will reconvene for the first time since 2004, when it was defunded for budgetary reasons.

Biden’s attack on free trade needs hearty GOP rebuke

R Street 8/18

It’s no surprise President Joe Biden is pursuing policies that use the feds to manage trade rather than allowing the marketplace to operate in a free and efficient manner.

Food Industry Policy

That Reddit Restaurant Surcharge Spreadsheet? This Ticked-Off Diner Helped Inspire It

LAist 8/19

Service fees aren’t a new phenomenon, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. However, restaurant patrons in Los Angeles have recently noticed their bills have a little extra tacked on than just their meals, ranging anywhere between 5 to 20%.

Stanton Further Restricts Street Vending, Limits Sales Near Youth Centers

Voice of OC 8/17

Street vendors in Stanton will soon no longer be able to sell ice pops, fruits, tacos and more near childcare centers, youth centers and elderly care facilities as part of the city’s ongoing crackdown on street merchants.

On the Side

For Black-owned businesses in crisis, Prosperity Market’s on a mission to keep them open

Los Angeles Times 8/18

The Heart Department is one of four businesses in L.A. that Prosperity Market, a mobile farmers market and Black-owned business advocate, has chosen as a recipient for a fundraising initiative called “It’s Bigger Than Us,” with the goal to reach $100,000 in contributions by Sept. 17.

How In-N-Out Became one of America’s most beloved fast-food dynasties as it marks 75 years under the ownership of the Snyder Family

Insider 8/20

The Snyders grew one tiny burger stand in California into a billion-dollar family dynasty.

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