California Law to Ban Restaurant Surcharges Starting in July

David Lam
By David Lam
May 3, 2024NTD Tonight

California’s ban on “junk fees” is getting its restaurant industry worked up. Could restaurant surcharges be a thing of the past? This comes after fast-food workers received a minimum wage of $20 per hour. 

Surcharges could be counted as “junk fees,” which are now banned as part of California’s SB 478 for transparent pricing. SB 478 takes effect on July 1 across California.

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