Not too early to think about 2024
California Playbook 10/21
THE BUZZ: With the outcomes of 2022 ballot initiatives looking predictable, we’re ready to start contemplating 2024.
DOL’s rule change for independent contractors would affect restaurant industry
In what’s been a hot potato tossed between the changing policies of the Obama, Trump, and Biden Administrations, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) classification of employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) could soon get revised again.
Food Industry Policy
The new battleground in the fight over outdoor dining: Fisherman’s Wharf.
Monterey County Now 10/20
David Schmalz here, scratching my head that it took a global pandemic for America to embrace the joys of outdoor dining, and that now, some cities are looking to abandon it—for the sake of reclaiming parking spaces, or for other reasons.
San Francisco and Los Angeles D.A.s will appeal to revive lawsuit over fraudulent disability claims
San Francisco Chronicle 10/20
District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said Thursday that San Francisco and Los Angeles County will appeal a judge’s dismissal of a suit accusing a law firm of profiteering by fraudulently targeting small businesses with thousands of baseless disability claims.
On the Side
Why Bay Area chain Boba Guys is facing worker protests, backlash
San Francisco Chronicle 10/21
The Mission District location of highly popular bubble tea chain Boba Guys was temporarily closed Thursday after a group of employees refused to work and condemned the company on social media.
Vallejo rapper LaRussell makes Momo’s Café ‘pay what you want’ through end of year
Vallejo Sun 10/20
VALLEJO – Independent rapper LaRussell has bought out downtown Vallejo’s Momo’s Café and intends to let customers pay whatever they want to eat there through the end of this year, the rapper announced on Wednesday.