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New York Demands Pizzeria’s Dough

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Feb• 08•12

Only in New York. 

The state just ranked 49th nationally in business friendliness is at it again — this time harassing a Papa John’s Pizza restaurant in Colonie, NY.  Veteran Albany Times Union reporter Rick Karlin broke the story yesterday, and it’s got to be an embarrassment for the State Department of Labor.  One hopes it is anyway. 

The Papa John’s owners are being fined $5,500 for — get this — not providing employees enough company polo shirts.  Under state labor law, they are technically required to get five, even if they only work a couple of hours a day. Who knew? No restaurant employees were complaining about it.  The Labor Department hard-ons just decided to impose the penalty during an inspection. 

Papa John’s will probably have to sell about 10,000 slices of pizza to net that money back.  That or fire an employee. 

The State Department of Labor.  We’re just doing our job, mam. 

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  1. […] month, a Papa John’s pizza owner in New York’s Capital Region was fined $5,500 for not providing each of his employees with five tee shirts, one for every day of the week. The […]

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