A powerful fast food industry group has filed a lawsuit to stop a landmark labor law aimed at protecting fast food restaurant workers’ working conditions from taking effect on January 1. .
The lawsuit is aimed at Congressional Bill 257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Restoration Act. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the law into law on his September 5th Labor Day this year. The law, also known as the Fast Act, requires his 10-member council under the state’s Labor Relations Office to raise employment standards for fast food restaurants in 2023 and lower the minimum wage in the fast food sector. to $22 an hour. , there is an upper limit to the annual increase.