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The Daily Prep List 09.15.2022


California wage theft whack-a-mole: workers win judgments against bosses but still don’t get paid

CalMatters 9/15

Manuel Chavez, a former front-desk manager at the Stuart Hotel in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park neighborhood, was elated when he won a wage claim victory of more than $200,000 against his old boss in 2017.

California’s fast-food worker revolution drives super-sized legislation

HRD 9/14

On Labor Day, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 257, a bill to not only regulate the fast-food industry, but also give unprecedented power to the 556,000 Californians working in fast-food restaurants.

Food Industry Policy

10 years ago, this immigrant didn’t qualify for DACA protection. Now, he’s an entrepreneur

Los Angeles Times 9/15

Ten years ago, Alessandro Negrete missed out on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program — better known as DACA — a policy that gives certain immigrant youth who were brought to the United States as children a work permit and protection from deportation.

LA County considers dropping indoor mask recommendation as COVID cases drop

Los Angeles Daily News 9/13

If the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline, Los Angeles County will consider dropping its recommendation to wear a mask indoors, as well as its requirement for masking on buses, trains and transit depots, the county’s Department of Public Health reported on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

On the Side

How classic Mexican restaurants offer a window into California’s culinary soul

Los Angeles Times 9/15

If you’ve ever lived in Los Angeles, there’s likely a dish or an ambient aspect of a long-standing Mexican restaurant that you hold dear.

Dine Brands promotes Susan Nelson to chief communications officer

NRN 9/14

Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that Susan Nelson has been promoted to SVP, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer. She will continue to report to Chief Executive Officer John Peyton.

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