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[Excerpt] This report highlights the illegal and unfair practices of New York City’s restaurant industry by reviewing recently published reports and sharing examples of the frequently illegal employment practices that New York’s restaurant workers face every day.

This report concludes that the Responsible Restaurant Act (Intro 569), currently under consideration by the City Council, would help to improve restaurant practices by encouraging the city to license only responsible employers when issuing or renewing operating licenses. The Act is an important step for the City Council to take to ensure that our restaurants act responsibly and better protect workers.


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Make the Road New York. (2009). Restaurant workers in crisis: A report on the unsafe, discriminatory and unfair labor practices that New York City’s workers face every day. Brooklyn, NY: Author.

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