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The Daily Prep List 9.06.2023


Your Employment Contract Is Becoming Our Problem

The Washington Post 9/6

Today’s revolutions in the nature of work seemingly have no end: the rise of working from home and hybrid work; the spread of electronic surveillance; the arrival of the gig economy; the improvement in the quality of coffee; even office yoga. In his new book, Our Least Important Asset, Peter Cappelli, a professor at Wharton Business School and America’s reigning guru on the nature of work, adds another one to the list: the growing use of legal contracts to manage employees.

California lawmakers vote to become first state to ban caste-based discrimination

The Associated Press 9/5

California lawmakers on Tuesday voted to outlaw discrimination based on caste, adding protections for people of South Asian descent who say they have been left out of traditional American safeguards for fairness in employment and housing.

Food Industry Policy

Pork Industry Grapples With Whiplash of Shifting Regulations

The New York Times 9/5

Retailers in California, and pig farmers and processors thousands of miles away, are bracing for the impact of a state ban on some sources of the meat.

Mastercard denies report of plans to raise credit card fees

Reuters 9/5

Mastercard (MA.N) on Tuesday denied a media report saying the payments processing giant is planning to increase the fees that merchants are charged when their customers use credit cards to pay. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources and documents it had viewed, reported last week that fee increases were scheduled to start in October and April at Mastercard and rival Visa (V.N).

On the Side

Meet the Bay Area’s best new restaurants, from spicy hotpot to all-you-can eat Indian feasts

The San Francisco Chronicle 9/6

The region gained a new Malaysian tasting menu spot, a hit Korean barbecue chain, all-you-can-eat Indian food and a shiny new oyster bar. A splashy steakhouse arrived in Wine Country, while a Korean-style hot pot restaurant is now serving big bowls of noodles in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood.

Latino restaurant association calls on James Beard Foundation to add more Latinos to board

The Los Angeles Times 9/5

The Latino Restaurant Association wants the James Beard Foundation — one of the country’s most esteemed culinary organizations — to add more Latinos to its 27-member board of trustees. The board appears to include just one Latino, Herb Scannell, who is the president and chief executive of member-supported Southern California Public Radio.

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