On September 5, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom marked Labor Day 2022 by signing Assembly Bill (AB) No. 257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act), into law. The new law creates the Fast Food Council within the California Department of Industrial Relations, which is tasked with setting minimum standards for fast-food industry workers related to wages, health and safety conditions, security in the workplace, the time off from work for protected purposes, and protections from discrimination and harassment.
Ogletree Deakins will continue to monitor developments with respect to the FAST Recovery Act and will post updates on the firm’s California and Hospitality blogs as additional information becomes available. Important information for employers is also available via the firm’s webinar and podcast programs.