Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Local Restaurant Adds Surcharge To Tabs To Pay For Employees’ Healthcare

What did you expect?  Who do you think is paying for this?  It's YOU!

“Adding it to the tip, or taking it away from the tip is normal, and I think it’s important that everybody has healthcare within the restaurants,” customer Chris Jordan said.

Under Obamacare, businesses like République, that have over 50 full-time employees, are required by law to provide affordable healthcare benefits.

Manske, meanwhile, says that the surcharge system is the solution to that requirement that works for the restaurant and that most feedback has been positive.

“Even if this isn’t the perfect solution, it’s definitely a solution, and so far, there isn’t any other solution.”

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