California’s Tough New Fast Food Wage Law Is Exactly What Business Deserves
The New Republic 10/3
California’s new fast food law, the FAST Recovery Act, which regulates wages for workers in the fast food industry, is the latest demonstration that the business world prefers command-and-control government regulation of its labor practices to the market solution of collective bargaining.
California Passes Public Pay Disclosure Reporting Requirements for Employers Hiring Contract Workers
National Law Review 10/3
As we predicted in our prior post (here), California passed new pay transparency legislation requiring employers to report contractor compensation data and list employee pay ranges (salary or hourly rates of pay) on job postings.
Food Industry Policy
Danville council to vote on continued outdoor dining
Danville San Ramon 10/3
The Danville Town Council is poised to vote on a measure Tuesday that would allow extended use of expanded outdoor dining areas such as parklets while putting in place new, stricter safety and design requirements.
Cal Poly Wins $700,000 Federal Grant to Study the Social Impacts of AI Kitchens and Robot Cook
Cal Poly 10/3
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at Cal Poly has been awarded a grant of over $700,000 from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the social and ethical impacts of robot kitchens, which are already at work in some restaurants.
On the Side
Where to get free and cheap tacos on National Taco Day, Tuesday, Oct. 4
The Mercury News 10/3
National Taco Day, Oct. 4, will converge with Taco Tuesday this year, meaning more taco deals than usual.
Sacramento makes top 10 list for best US foodie scenes. Only one California city beat it
Sacramento Bee 10/3
If you consider yourself a “foodie,” Sacramento is one of the best places for you to be, according to a new study.