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Restaurants win a battle over California's pay disclosure bill, but the war could persist

Working Lunch: Here's what's driving the demand that employers post their payrolls

Restaurants and other California businesses with at least 100 employees have been spared a controversial requirement that the workers’ compensation be publicly disclosed to reveal gender gaps in pay.

That provision was stripped out of the bill at the last minute, but pay disclosure remains a live issue in the state, this week’s edition of the Working Lunch podcast reports. Co-hosts and Align Public Strategies principals Joe Kefauver and Franklin Coley get a battlefront report from Matt Sutton, SVP of government affairs and public policy for the California Restaurant Association.

The longtime government-affairs veterans also put the unionization of a small Texas pizza chain in perspective, and provide an update on the ongoing organization of Starbucks.

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