L.A. restaurants begin 3% Obamacare surcharge

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Colleges and universities across America have been getting around Obamacare’s increased healthcare costs by slashing the hours of temporary-hire faculty and student assistants.

Now, restaurants in Los Angeles are adding a 3% surcharge to diners’ bills to cover their employees’ increased healthcare expenses.

Paul Bois reports for Truth Revolt, Sept. 3, 2014:

Tuesday, LA Weekly reported that several upscale restaurants in the City of Angels will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to cover their employees’ healthcare costs, a trend that has been gaining steam since the Affordable Care Act launched nearly one year ago.

Beginning on September 1, restaurants Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C, and a few offshoots all added a 3 percent surcharge to customers’ checks, explicitly stating in a press release their decisions hinged on covering employee healthcare costs.

Lucques Group, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, owners of the restaurants, also named several other restaurant groups that will…

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