$15 minimum wage could leave operators sleepless in Seattle

$15 minimum wage could leave operators sleepless in Seattle

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Campaigns to raise the minimum wage may or may not result in more restaurant industry jobs some day. But they’re doing wonders for government employment already. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has impaneled a “Wage Board” to speed New York State’s push toward a $15-per-hour rate for fast food workers and Seattle has created an Office of Labor Standards to enforce its new minimum wage ordinance. Let’s hope these bureaucratic entities understand that restaurants aren’t just hit with higher labor costs w

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