7/10/2013 10:25:00 AM

Delay on Mandatory Health Care for Restaurant Employees Helps Eateries Prepare

The New York Times runs an interesting profile of a relatively small Maryland eatery that possibly will be affected by the Obama health care mandate (businesses with over 50 full-time employees must soon provide health coverage). It was announced recently that the mandate has been delayed a year as businesses begged the administration for more time to plan, and Maryland eatery Shanty Grille is an example of a business that could have a particularly hard time ponying up the money. What's more, owner Eric King claims that most of the servers (in their mid 20s) have not asked him once to comply with the new law: "He said “not a soul” among the employees at Shanty Grille had asked him to comply with the mandate. 'Most of my servers are 25 to 30 years old,' he said. 'They’d rather take the $200 a month and put it in a bar bill as opposed to insurance.' Get the whole story here.

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