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Working Lunch: California legislation may run down franchise business model

Plus, public support for unions hits a 50-year high

The California State Assembly’s AB5 bill, which would classify millions of independent contractors as employees, is nearing its finish line and may run over the franchise business model in the process. Jeff Hanscom, vice president of state government relations & public policy at the International Franchise Association, visits the podcast to discuss.

Unions had another big week as a new Gallup Poll suggested public support was at a 50-year high. Meanwhile, the labor community is targeting businesses operating at highway rest areas. The Align team discusses the impact to the restaurant industry.

Finally, the team talks about the new Time magazine cover story on tipped workers, “The Left Behind Economy.” The podcast wraps up with the weekly legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.

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