San Francisco is one of the only cities, I believe, that has pass legislation making it mandatory for restaurant employers to pay for their employees health insurance. For the employer this is almost an insurmountable burden as the financial commitment is devastating. And although it may appear to be a God sent in the form of healthy- pennies-from-heaven for the employee, in reality the restaurant employee is paying , dearly, for their own insurance – one way or another. Let me give you an example of how this healthy gesture by the leaders
of this city driven by the hospitality industry is sick.
John Foley joined AllBusiness.com in 2005, bringing with him an extensive body of communication, culinary, and business expertise. He is a successful entrepreneur whose interests focus on food, publishing, and communications. He has published weekly and daily newspapers and magazines, has owned and operated eight restaurants, and has begun two Internet companies. He honed his Internet development, sales, and marketing skills as Publisher of IzmoMedia, a Bangalore, India-based content provider. He is a noted culinary and business columnist whose work appears in the San Francisco Chronicle, Examiner.com, and a variety of other Internet sites. He has consulted on numerous restaurant, newspaper, and Internet startups. Foley recently joined crowdfunding company Foodie Tout to develop, launch, and publish FoodieDaily.com, a new Internet food site covering the who, what, where, and how in the world of food.