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Plant-Based Fast-Casual Restaurant Group First To Institute $15 Minimum Wage In 2021

Over the past decade, increasingly sustainability-minded consumers have become interested in animal product-free food options — searches for “plant-based diet” have been creeping upwards for the last decade, according to Google Trends, and the number of vegans in the United States has increased a whopping six-fold since 2014, according to PlantProteins.co. In the last couple of years, funding has been pouring in for meat...

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Rethinking The Approach To Early Wage Access

Trade finance continues to evolve as a tool designed to meet the cash flow needs of both ends of a B2B transaction. Corporate buyers can ensure invoices are paid without letting go of working capital, while suppliers’ own cash flow is supported through timely invoice payments. But accounts payable (AP) isn’t the only avenue of capital outflow for businesses. Among the most burdensome — and yet most important — is payroll, a...

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Grocery Roundup: Grocers And Lawmakers Butt Heads

As grocery worker advocates are demanding "hero pay" across the United States, some areas are heeding the call. Parts of California, most recently Santa Monica and San Francisco, but also Coachella and all of Los Angeles, have implemented ordinances requiring an additional $4-5 per hour for grocery store workers. Now, about a month after Los Angeles adopted the pay mandate, The Kroger Co. is shutting down several of its...

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Walmart Employee Turnover Up Despite Early Wage Access

Walmart debuted its early pay app three years ago, letting employees access pay instantly rather than on the usual pay cycles, but users have actually been quitting faster, Bloomberg reported. Now the retail giant is re-assessing how to promote the program, which was beloved by employees and copied by rivals, according to Bloomberg. “Our associates are out there in the front lines every day helping to feed and clothe America,” said...

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DailyPay Debuts On-Demand Pay Tool For Payroll, HCM Companies

On-demand pay firm DailyPay has rolled out a new product, ExtendPX, for human capital management (HCM) and payroll service providers, according to a press release. ExtendPX will enable payroll, HCM and time management software (TMS) companies to help implement on-demand pay services to be embedded in the services they offer to customers, the release stated. “As the gold standard in the on-demand pay industry, our mission is to unlock...