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The stimulus package is ready for debate on the House of Representatives floor.

Working Lunch: D.C. takes aim at restaurant business model

Plus, California jurisdictions decide restaurant worker hazard-pay cases

The stimulus package, minus the minimum wage increase, is ready for debate on the House of Representatives floor. Between wages, paid leave, employer liability, and changes to the Small Business Administration loan programs, the restaurant and retail business model has been in the spotlight all week. This week on the Working Lunch podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies looks at how the industry fared and its prospects going forward.

The hazard pay conversation came to the forefront this week with two California jurisdictions deciding whether restaurant workers should be eligible for the bonus. Spoiler alert: One went one way, and one went the other. The team takes a look at whether or not restaurants will continue to be a target, and 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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