In 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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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
- 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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