Governor Signs Law to Prevent Workplace Discrimination Due to Reproductive Health Decisions

Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against employees based on their reproductive health decisions. The new law would prohibit any employer from taking any action against an employee for their decision to use or access a particular drug, device or medical service when it comes to their reproductive health choices. Furthermore, the law also requires employers to put a notice of employee rights and remedies for this protection in their employee handbooks. We are still awaiting further guidance from the state in regards to these notices and will share that information with you when it is released.

‘Right to refill act’ introduced in NY state

New proposed legislation in New York State, known as the ‘right to refill act,’ would allow customers to bring their own reusable food and drink containers into restaurants.

It was introduced by lawmakers with the goal of cutting down on plastic and single-use containers.

12 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Pros

Is your marketing ready for the coming changes? Looking for expert insight to help you get your marketing plans on the right track?

In this article, 12 marketing experts share their predictions to help you prepare your social media marketing plans for the coming year.

Delivery Only: The Rise Of Restaurants With No Diners As Apps Take Orders

Inside a bright red building in Redwood City, just south of San Francisco, cooks plunge baskets of french fries into hot oil, make chicken sandwiches and wrap falafel in pita bread.

If you've been in a restaurant kitchen, it's a familiar scene. But what's missing here are waiters and customers. Every dish is placed in a to-go box or bag.

Delivery drivers line up in a waiting area ready for the name on their order to be called.

Is High Risk Romaine Simply The New Normal?

Our leafy green supply chain is simply not good ,” says Angela Anandappa, supply chain expert and executive director of product safety watchdog Alliance for Advanced Sanitation.  “What’s particularly bad is it’s starting to seem like we’re licked.”

The latest outbreak, unfortunately timed to coincide with one of this country’s biggest food holidays, is a new strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli 0157:H7 that appears to be particularly virulent. Of the 40 victims across 16 states identified thus far, 28 have been hospitalized. Five of these victims have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a very dangerous type of kidney failure. 

America Is About To Experience a Sugar Shortage

The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) on Monday raised its import limit on refined sugar from Mexico. The move was in response to a sugar shortage that could squeeze U.S. baking and candy industries.

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) downgraded its domestic sugar projections for the coming year by more than 6 percent, from 18.4 billion pounds to 17.2 billion pounds. The agency attributed the majority of that drop to poor harvesting conditions in the upper Midwest, the region that supplies most of the country's beet sugar.