15NowIn today's Bullet Point Blog Post© we get to the bottom line of the new $15/Hr. minimum wage recently passed in Seattle: 

- The Seattle City Council voted unanimously this month to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

- There was no public vote on the matter.

- The ordinance was passed by 9 people on the Seattle city council...who essentially decided the fate of restaurateurs across the city.

- There is a movement to spread this nationwide.

- A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday challenges the ordinance. 

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Regulation Nation

Though this is a 2013 report, this is a GREAT resource for everything you need to know to begin forming strategies for surviving the government red tape threatening your business.

Health care
Looming Affordable Care Act insurance mandate still raising questions for operators, employees
Menu labeling
Experts advise taking preliminary steps as chains await final FDA rules
Minimum wage 
Renewed federal focus, striking workers place new emphasis on pay rates
Immigration
Foodservice associations, restaurateurs voice support for comprehensive reform
Paid sick leave 
Opponents say it will cut into already thin margins; proponents say it builds loyalty
Social issues
Experts advise brands to weigh pros and cons before taking a stand
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