NYC mulls labor violations bill

NEW YORK The City Council here on Monday heard arguments concerning a reintroduced bill that would require the city's health department to consider labor law violations when issuing or renewing restaurant permits.

Called the Responsible Restaurant Act, the bill was originally introduced about two years ago by employee advocacy group the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York and sponsored by Councilman Eric Gioia. The measure was reintroduced at a council

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