The Senate voted for a bill guaranteeing employees of national retailers, franchises and restaurant and hotel chains stable shift schedules.
A year after Gov. Ned Lamont banned indoor dining due to COVID-19, the industry has welcomed him as its savior.
Business leaders said the state’s economy simply can’t recover if companies remain on the hook to cover the debt.
Connecticut’s restaurant owners opted to engage the Lamont administration over COVID, not fight it. They think they were right.
Connecticut will distribute $35 million to restaurants and other businesses as a bridge to pandemic relief coming from Washington.
The latest U.S. Census survey shows fears of lost income that experts say could shatter Connecticut’s already-fragile economy in 2021.
While coronavirus-related hospitalizations surged, Gov. Ned Lamont again pledged to impose steep fines on businesses that flout pandemic capacity rules.
Theaters can reopen on a limited basis, and restaurants and wedding venues can increase capacity.
Only 25% of restaurants are expected to take advantage of the first easing of the COVID-19 restrictions in Connecticut today.
The original version of the restaurant bill was rammed through without notice or debate.
The governor would limit damages faced by restaurants that relied on DOL advice in calculating wages.
House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and Gov. Ned Lamont both expressed confidence Monday they could strike a compromise deal on restaurant-server wage legislation by the end of next week.