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Ted Cruz turns Donald Trump's no-tax-on-tips campaign pledge into actual legislation

The bill has the support of usual employer advocates like the National Restaurant Association.

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California's hated PAGA law is being tempered

Government Watch: Gov. Newsom has agreed to a compromise that will guarantee the pro-labor legislation lives on, though in weaker form.

The likelihood of workers testing positive, particularly for marijuana use, was particularly high for workers involved in workplace accidents.

The state's nearly $400 billion budget also obliges restaurants and other employers to provide paid half-hour breaks for nursing mothers.

A class-action suit contends the food shops’ staffs weren’t alerted of the closings at least 60 days in advance, as required under federal and state law.

The FTC voted Tuesday to ban contractual limits on where a departing employee can work next, a move it says will foster startups and innovation.

The updated workplace regulations require companies with at least 15 employees to make such concessions as allowing expectant mothers to sit down while working and adjusting schedules to permit time for doctor visits.

In another example of state-level efforts to limit workplace obligations, the state is looking to prohibit local jurisdictions from requiring heat protections and predictive scheduling.

Reality Check: The union behind California's $20 fast-food wage is now pushing Waffle House for a $25 pay floor and a change in its employee meal policies. But all restaurant employers should be concerned.

The five-figure bonuses are in addition to $5,000 in "life improvement" money and a paid month off for standout employees of the 70-unit family-dining chain.

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