Professor Gregory McNeal Quoted in "Food Delivery Companies Turn to K Street" -- The Hill
Professor Gregory S. McNeal is quoted in The Hill article, "Food Delivery Companies Turn to K Street as Industry Scrutinized," regarding food delivery companies hiring lobbying firms to handle labor, food, and consumer policy issues. The article considers the effect of the increased focus on food delivery services during the pandemic, including issues such as worker benefits, employer liability protections, and delivery service fees.
Excerpt from "Food Delivery Companies Turn to K Street as Industry Scrutinized"
The National Restaurant Association has called on states to cap delivery fees for restaurants on third party delivery services.
Gregory McNeal, a professor of law and public policy at Pepperdine University, said the issue will require increased state and federal lobbying by food delivery services.
"The restaurant industry has had fee caps on their lobbying agenda for years. They've swiftly taken advantage of the pandemic to implement their agenda while the delivery companies were caught flat-footed, and now they are playing catch up," he said. "For the delivery companies to compete, they are going to need a full nationwide campaign that extends beyond just Washington, D.C. This is a fight that will take place in statehouses, and in city council meetings, and they will need allies."
The complete article may be found here