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The Daily Prep List 2.22.2023


California Legislature Serves Up Bill Proposing Joint Employer Liability For Fast Food Franchisors

Littler 2/21

With one day left to spare before the deadline to introduce new bills, on February 16, 2023, California Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-41) introduced Assembly Bill 1228, the “Fast Food Franchisor Responsibility Act.”  

4-day workweek trial, billed as world’s largest, finds same revenue and happier employees

Los Angeles Times 2/21

LONDON —  Work less, get more.

Food Industry Policy

LA Restaurants May End Outdoor Dining If Permit Fees Are Raised. Here’s What Happened To Two Eateries In Santa Monica And Long Beach

LAist 2/22

Outdoor dining in Los Angeles during the pandemic led to a reimagining of our urban landscape.

Why energy bills skyrocketed in the U.S. West

E&E News 2/21

Politicians across the U.S. West are vowing to take action after high home heating and electricity bills left some consumers paying triple their normal amounts this winter.

On the Side

Pay-Per-Chew: More Restaurants Trying Subscription Programs

NBC Los Angeles 2/21

Consumers are willing to pay monthly subscription fees for streaming services, pet food and even toilet paper. And now some restaurants are betting they’ll do the same for their favorite meals.

San Francisco Is Losing Billions a Year in Local Spending to Remote Working

The San Francisco Standard 2/20

It’s no secret that Downtown San Francisco has struggled in recent years: 25 million square feet of commercial space sits vacant, tech companies have shuttered their brick-and-mortar offices and the news of layoffs is relentless.

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