Uber, Lyft win latest round of independent contractor fight

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Tue, Mar. 14, 2023


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California court upholds Prop 22 in win for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash

The voter-approved Proposition 22, which made it legal to classify ride-share drivers as independent contractors, has since been the subject of litigation. In the most recent round, ride-share companies including Uber and Lyft are the winners, but the decision is expected to be appealed again.

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California Craft Beer Summit. March 19 - 33, 2023. Sacramento. Last Chance to Register.

Join Craft Brewers this March at the California Craft Beer Summit

California Craft Brewers Association invites you and your hospitality team to join the craft beer industry at the CA Craft Beer Summit, March 19-22 in Sacramento. Don’t miss this chance to network with craft brewers, restaurant owners, learn from experts, and meet with suppliers and industry peers.

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Read the 2023 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

In case you missed it: our partners at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) have released this year’s comprehensive look at the state of the industry. Highlights include good news: the industry is expected to grow, and a large majority of consumers say eating out is a better use of their time than cooking and cleaning up.

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CREATE Road Show – Los Angeles, CA

March 20, 2023 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Join Nation’s Restaurant News at the CREATE Road Show for an evening filled with great conversation, delicious food from Chica’s Tacos, and tasty cocktails at All Season Brewing in Los Angeles.

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See it. Taste it. Experience it.

Hospitality Reimagined! Bar & Restaurant Expo takes place March 27-29, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center with access to hundreds of leading suppliers and educational sessions delivering the best experience to grow your business and profits!

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Group photo from the 2023 CA ProStart Cup event.

That’s a Wrap! The 21st Anniversary CA ProStart Cup!

Talented teens from across California packed their knives and business proposals and headed to the CA ProStart Cup, presented by Wienerschnitzel, at the Long Beach Convention Center on March 7 + 8. Over a rigorous two days, students put their restaurant concepts and menus to the test for the chance to win scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.

The restaurant industry showed up in force to support! There were over 50 volunteer judges, 27 exhibitors at the College + Career Expo, and 23 sponsors.

To find your place in the ProStart family, email Erin Mascho at emascho@calrest.org.

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CRA Legal Center Partner Content: JacksonLewis – New FAQs Dramatically Expand Scope of California “Labor Contractor Employee” Pay Data Reporting

This year, employers in California have updated pay data reports to submit to the state’s Civil Rights Department (CRD). Senate Bill (SB) 1162, passed in 2022, updated previous employee pay data reporting obligations and created an entirely new obligation to pay data reporting related to “employees hired through labor contractors.”

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San Diego Restaurant Week. Mar. 26 - Apr. 2.

Help Us Spread the Word

Mar. 26 – Apr. 02, 2023

Over 100 San Diego CRA Members unite for 8 delicious days in celebration of San Diego Restaurant Week, happening March 26 – April 2! Share the most anticipated So Cal foodie experience with your friends.

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Sacramento: ServSafe®️ Food Protection Manager Certification (IN-PERSON)

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Class + Exam California State law requires each food service establishment to have at least one employee who is certified in food safety and sanitation.

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MAR 16

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Fisher Phillips LLP Webinar: How to Legally Prepare for a Reduction in Force

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MAR 22

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

CRA Marketplace Partner Webinar with Workstream: Level up your hiring in 2023, the top 8 ways to hire hourly workers

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MAR 27

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Sacramento Chapter: Pre-Game Networking Mixer – Kings Game

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APR 03

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

So. San Francisco: ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Training & Proctored Exam (IN-PERSON)

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