California Fast-Food Law With $22 Pay Faces Critical Hearing (1)

Jan. 13, 2023, 12:13 AM

A California bill that could hike restaurant workers’ pay to $22 an hour in the state and give local government more oversight of the industry is poised for a critical court review. Big fast-food chains say the initiative could spark a dangerous precedent and hurt profits.

On Friday, the Sacramento Superior Court is scheduled to hold a hearing about whether the so-called FAST Recovery Act, signed by Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom in September, can be implemented. The court temporarily prevented the bill from going into effect on Jan. 1 after a lawsuit from a lobbying group amid …

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