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California Passes Bill on Fast Food Employment Standards

September 1, 2022


California lawmakers just passed the first bill in the nation that aims to enact specific workplace rules and standards for fast-food employees. The Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, also known as the FAST Recovery Act (or AB 257), will establish a 10-member Fast-Food Sector Council, tasked with establishing standards on minimum wages, maximum working hours, training, and other working conditions applicable to industry workers.

The bill, endorsed by the Service Employees International Union, is now headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk, where there will be enormous pressure on him to sign it before the Sept. 30 deadline.

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