Backers of the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act have put a halt to their signature drive after judging the 2016 ballot to be “too crowded.” The measure would have increased taxes on commercial real estate valued higher than $3 million.
There is a new wrinkle in California’s Labor Code for restaurateurs to contend with. The California Fair Pay Act shifts the burden to prove equal pay to the employer, along with a number of other tweaks. Find out all you need to know by reading the CRA’s latest Industry Insight.
Speaking of wages: A piece running in the San Francisco Chronicle this weekend explored the exploding costs of eating out in the city. Unsurprisingly, prices have increased by 52 percent in the last decade as restaurant owners work to offset soaring food and labor costs.
Finally, the state suspended the liquor license of a restaurant in Davis, following a fatal stabbing at the popular college nightspot.