AB 257Primary Author:
Chris R. Holden (D)
Assembly Bill 257 would establish the “Fast Food Sector Council”, whose members will be appointed solely by the state government. This council would have broad powers to set labor standards: (minimum wage, working hours, health and safety standards) for all fast food restaurants.
It would also require that a fast food restaurant franchisor be jointly liable for violations of its franchisee and would provide that specified laws may be enforced against a fast food restaurant franchisor to the same extent that they may be enforced against a franchisee.
Signed into law on September 5, 2022.