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California’s ‘FAST Recovery Act’: The Anticipated Impact on the Restaurant Industry, Franchise Industry, Jobs, and Food Prices

The California State Assembly recently passed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, also known as the “FAST Recovery Act,” and awaits committee referral in the State Senate. If passed by the Legislature and signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the FAST Recovery Act would dramatically change how the majority of California restaurants are regulated in critical ways. The Fast Recovery Act would also fundamentally change the relationship between many restaurant franchisors and franchisees, and make franchisors jointly and severally liable for any employment-related violations committed by their franchisees.

Greenberg Traurig attorneys Alice Kessler, Riley Lagesen and Tim Long and California Restauarant Association President & CEO Jot Condie presented on: 

  • Who the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act Impacts: Many More than Its Title Suggests
  • Establishment and authority of a “Fast Food Sector Council”
  • The FFS Council Purpose and Scope of Authority
  • Local Fast Food Sector Councils
  • Implications for Franchisors, Franchisees, Non-Franchised Restaurants, and Others