Should fast food companies be liable for violations of franchisees? California bill says yes
The Sacramento Bee 2/17
Fast food corporations would be liable for any health and safety violations of their California franchisees under a measure introduced Thursday.
Chamber of Commerce of The United States of America et al. V. Rob Bonta et al.
NRA Restaurant Law Center 2/16
Several business groups requested that the Ninth Circuit review a panel finding that the Federal Arbitration Act doesn’t preempt a California law – AB 51 – that bans mandatory arbitration agreements, saying the ruling threatens employers and nullifies the speedy dispute resolution process that arbitration is meant to offer.
Food Industry Policy
Why America’s outdated energy grid is a climate problem
This story is part of CNBC’s “Transmission Troubles” series, an inside look at why the aging electrical grid in the U.S. is struggling to keep up, how it’s being improved, and why it’s so vital to fighting climate change.
Proposed California bill would ban ‘junk’ fees for goods and services
CBS News Bay Area 2/15
SACRAMENTO — Bay Area Sens. Nancy Skinner and Bill Dodd and state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a bill Tuesday that would ban hidden fees for goods and services like concert tickets and hotels.
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‘Part of the fabric of Folsom’: Retired owner of Hacienda Del Rio honored for 32 years of service
The Sacramento Bee 2/16
The city of Folsom honored Chris Corda at its council meeting Tuesday night.
Norms Restaurants names Eric Wyatt CEO
Norms Restaurants, a 21-unit Southern California family-dining brand, has named Eric Wyatt as president and CEO, the company said Thursday.