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How did Berkeley pass a soda tax? Bloomberg's cash didn't hurt

After triumphing in a bitter, well-financed struggle to tax sugared soft drinks in the California city, proponents are already looking elsewhere.

Study finds violations of wage law in New York and California

A new study from the U.S. Department of Labor finds at least 3.5 percent of hourly employees in New York and California aren’t paid the wages due them by law.

A proposal to require one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours an employee works could go to a vote on Friday. The mandate would apply to businesses with 10 or more workers.

A call to action was sounded from the main stage at the Restaurant Leadership Conference to protect restaurant franchising from a regulatory reinterpretation widely seen by the industry as a potentially lethal threat to that mode of development.

While not being regarded as a joint employer, McDonald's has agreed for the first time to settle a lawsuit stemming from allegations directed at a franchisee, further blurring the lines of responsibility.

The National Restaurant Association hailed the passage of the Bush tax plan as a "tremendous victory" for the foodservice industry.

Adjustments in tech strategies, a big promotion that slipped past unnoticed, why every big chain should be scared and the day fast food lost its mind.

Among the bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week was one that protects posters of negative restaurant reviews on sites like Yelp.

Perhaps McDonald’s franchisees did unlawfully keep their own workers from protesting for higher wages last summer. But should the franchisor—McDonald’s USA—be held responsible for the alleged violation of rights as a joint-employer?

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