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Published On 4/7/2024
California implemented its $20 minimum wage law for fast-food workers on Monday, bumping pay up to 25% from the state’s $16 minimum. Impacting over 500,000 workers in the state, the mandate was heralded as a success for labor organizers—but businesses are fearing they’ll have to lay off workers or hike up prices to offset increased operation costs.
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Published On 5/21/2023
The package would see San Diego embrace the controversial state law known as SB 10 and accelerate the conversion of scrap yards and public land to housing.
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Published On 8/27/2021
A California judge ruled that Proposition 22, passed by voters in November, is unconstitutional.
Prop 22 exempted food delivery and ride-hailing workers from state labor law protections.
An industry-backed PAC supporting Prop 22 said it will appeal the ruling.
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Published On 6/20/2021
Restaurants such as Cocina 35 are struggling to find workers and decided to close down on Wednesday's due to the lack of staff
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Published On 6/12/2021
Electronic system will allow businesses to check who has received shots
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Published On 6/10/2021
Congress is expected to introduce a bill today that would add an additional $60 billion to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, according to the National Restaurant Association. The association is planning a campaign to persuade lawmakers to pass the RRF Replenishment Act of 2021, which would provide pandemic relief grants for restaurants that did not receive assistance from the first $28.6 billion fund.
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Published On 6/3/2021
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Law Center and the New York State Restaurant Association have filed a lawsuit challenging a law that limits restaurant chains' ability to lay off or fire employees. The law applies to limited-service chains with 30 or more US units, which the lawsuit contends makes the measure unfair.
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Published On 10/25/2020
A California middle schooler is facing potential jail time after being marked absent from three 30-minute Zoom classes in one day last month.

Mark Mastrov says he has received a letter threatening his 12-year-old son with a number of potential consequences, including jail time, because his son missed three online classes last month. Mastrov says that several parents in his San Francisco school district have received similar letters.
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Published On 9/22/2020
A newly signed state law makes spreading misinformation about voting by mail a misdemeanor criminal offense took effect immediately after being signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday.
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Published On 9/17/2020
Two hotels could open by year’s end and provide housing for up to 400 people living at the San Diego Convention Center
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Published On 8/13/2020
Global rideshare giant Uber has said they will most likely have to suspend their service throughout California now that the state has ordered them to hire all of their drivers, rather than allow them to drive as independent contractors.
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Published On 8/11/2020
A California judge on Monday granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) and Lyft Inc (LYFT.O) from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
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Published On 7/1/2020
Cities and counties to use funds to acquire hotel/motel rooms and other buildings to convert to permanent housing. The Department of Housing & Community Development is issuing a Notice of Funding Availability today for $600 million. Housing is for Californians experiencing homelessness and at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19
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