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The Daily Prep List 09.7.2022

Labor

California’s Fast Food Restaurants Prepare for Automation, Closures After Wage Law

PYMNTS 9/6

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Bill AB-257, which will set higher wage requirements for fast food workers as well as enact standards related to “health, safety, and welfare.” 

California creates first industry-wide labor council for fast food employees

Courthouse News 9/6

Critics ripped the law as terrible for eateries already struggling with high food and labor costs and a neverending pandemic.

Food Industry Policy

‘Huge amount of money’ in climate law could spawn gas bans

E&E News 9/7

The climate and energy law signed by President Joe Biden last month may reshape a national tug of war over gas bans and electrification, with the outcome influencing emissions and fossil fuel development for decades.

Attorney General Bonta Calls on Federal Government to Reduce the Purchase of Unnecessary Single-Use Plastics

Office of the California Attorney General 9/6

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a multistate coalition in comments to the General Services Administration (GSA) on its proposal to explore pathways to reduce federal purchases of unnecessary single-use plastic products and packaging. 

On the Side

‘We’re basically dying’: Heat wave forces some Bay Area restaurants to shut down

San Francisco Chronicle 9/6

The dining room at Livermore’s Range Life was full of customers when the power went out on Monday evening in the midst of a major heat wave sweeping the Bay Area.

Operators find ways to offset higher costs

NRA 9/6

In the Association’s most recent survey on business conditions(Opens in a new window) (July 14 –Aug. 5), almost nine in 10 restaurant operators (88%) reported that their food and beverage costs are higher than they were in 2019, before pandemic-related supply-chain issues emerged. 

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