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Los Angeles bans self-service plastic straw dispensers

The new legislation also extends the "don’t ask, don’t get" requirement of state law to quick-service places, and puts restrictions on the inclusion of straws in off-premise orders.

DOL's Wage and Hour Division was instructed to no longer use that standard, despite a court challenge.

A bill introduced Wednesday with widespread support would also set

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he’ll introduce a bill in the Senate this week to institute the so-called living wage on a national basis. It has little chance of passing but could be a test that requires expected candidates for the top office to come out for or against it.

The FDA is still monitoring the food supply, and places can still hire without E-Verify.

Included are changes in a DUI standard and new requirements for boards of directors.

The threat of a federal shutdown dominates the headlines, but other political developments could have more of an impact on the foodservice industry. Here’s a sampling.

Here's a look back at the news eruptions that shaped the restaurant industry in 2018.

Here’s a primer on the overlooked initiatives that governments and elected officials are considering.

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