NRN 1987

From the archives: Labor issues plagued restaurant industry in 1987

Minimum wage and the tip credit among the hot-button issues

In 1987, Congress was reviewing a variety of initiatives impacting the restaurant industry including COBRA health coverage and worker discrimination due to illness.

Some initiatives are still in the forefront today such as federal minimum wage increases, parental leave for workers with newborn or newly adopted children and disclosure of all ingredients seen in the recent sodium labels being mandated in New York City.

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