This week, Align Public Strategies speaks with Sean Kennedy, executive vice president for Public Affairs at the National Restaurant Association, and gets his perspective on whether Congress will come to the aid of the restaurant industry anytime soon. Kennedy offers an update where things stand in Washington and how the industry is working to support operators.
Working Lunch will also discuss the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on the link between COVID-19 and restaurants, and how both operators and corporate leaders need to be careful about what they say regarding those findings.
Additionally, Matt Haller from the International Franchise Association brings listeners up to speed on all things joint employer, including the Labor Department’s planned appeal of the recent court ruling invalidating part of their new joint-employer rule. Working Lunch will have those stories and wrap it up with the 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.