Dining Out, Dining Healthy: The Link Between Public Health and Working Conditions in New York City’s Restaurant Industry

Restaurant Opportunities Centers of New York and the New York City Restaurant Industry Coalition



This report shows that restaurant employers who violate labor laws – for example, by paying less than the minimum wage or failing to pay overtime – present a serious danger to the public health. That’s because these employers are pursuing a “low-road” business strategy, which de-pends on putting enormous pressure on workers and cutting costs on training and wages. The result is a set of workplace practices that endanger food safety, and therefore, the public health.


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