Working Lunch

Working Lunch is a podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

Workforce

The Fast Act is already rippling beyond fast food

Working Lunch: Proposals in Massachusetts and Virginia are proof the wage-setting model called for by California's first-of-its-kind law is spreading geographically and across job types.

Operations

Why ServSafe is under attack in the court of public opinion

Working Lunch: The recent New York Times story was a hit piece. There was so much more that should have been in it.

Working Lunch: The EVP of public policy for the National Restaurant Association joins the podcast to discuss the legal situation with the controversial law.

Working Lunch: The industry proved it won't win on key ballot issues if it doesn't put up a fight.

Restaurants can use Qwick to fill shifts on demand. Its revenue has grown more than 10,000% over the past three years.

Working Lunch: Ranked choice voting is spreading quickly, and the result could be less polarization of the political process

The financial securities watchdog is considering disclosure requirements that go beyond what industry lobbyists say is feasible.

Working Lunch: The polarization is spilling into the workplace, with 26% of employees already saying they feel the effects in their job experiences.

Working Lunch: The give-and-take on scheduling and firings could have repercussions for all chains.

Conservative groups and politicians say they don't want to do business with those "woke" players.

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