Private Sector Labor Regulation
CATO Institute 11/10
Many government policies regulate private‐sector work agreements. These rules are based on the widely held view that regulation to help workers is needed because labor markets reflect unequal bargaining power between employers and employees.
DC voters eliminate tipped minimum wage
Restaurant Dive 11/9
- Washington, D.C., voters approved Initiative 82, which will increase the tipped minimum wage from $5.35 by a dollar or two each year until it reaches the full $16.10 minimum wage for non-tipped workers by 2027.
Food Industry Policy
Dumplings recalled by West Coast company
Meat + Poultry 11/10
WASHINGTON — Menu19 LLC, based in Modesto, Calif., is recalling approximately 5,000 lbs of frozen beef dumpling products that were produced without federal inspection, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Nov. 9.
Prominent Downtown businesses say they may close if safety concerns aren’t addressed
Long Beach Business Journal 11/9
City leaders are planning to convene a meeting Thursday in hopes of keeping prominent Long Beach businesses from fleeing Downtown where they say crime, noisy construction, a dwindling number of office workers and an out-of-control homeless population are keeping customers away, the Long Beach Business Journal has learned.
On the Side
Michelin honors 37 more California restaurants as ‘new discoveries’ — 7 in the Bay Area
The Mercury News 11/9
Four months after highlighting 35 California restaurants as new finds, the Michelin Guide judges have named 37 more “new discoveries.”
Sweetgreen To Test Fully Automated Restaurants Next Year
Restaurant Business 11/8
Sweetgreen plans to open two fully automated restaurants in 2023 using the robotic Spyce technology acquired last year, the company said Tuesday.