California’s fast-food industry faces another landmark change


When pushback mounted last year against California’s controversial fast-food wage bill, known as the Fast Act, proponents tried to sap the resistance by dropping a provision that would have made restaurant franchisors accountable for the labor practices of franchisees.

The bill passed without that backdoor effort to legally redefine licensee and licensor as joint employers.

Now a freestanding bill has been introduced to make that relationship a legal standard.

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