Thursday, December 06, 2012
"Last month I wrote about restaurants making a stand on President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act stating that they would hit employee and customer pockets if the health care law went into effect in 2014.
Today, the Orlando Business Journal reported that Darden Restaurants – owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden – has backed away from its idea to cut worker hours to avoid paying for health care under the new law.
The Orlando-based business received national backlash after it experimented with hiring part-time workers in four markets to measure the potential costs of health care. The outcry led to Darden revising their earnings into a downward projection." [Source]
I guess all you Negroes staying out of Red Lobster (that must have been hard) had some effect on the company's bottom line.
Speaking of corporations in America. It looks like yet another company was caught off guard with comments that should have been kept between...ahm, certain people. (h/t Greg Fuller for this story)
"The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found that the Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal illegally discriminated against a former store manager after one of the company's executives complained about too many black employees at a store in Pennsylvania, according to a New York Times report and an attorney involved in the case.
Citing evidence of racial discrimination, the director of the commission's Philadelphia office found that Wet Seal's "corporate managers have openly stated they wanted employees who had the 'Armani look, were white, had blue eyes, (and were) thin and blond in order to be profitable,'" according to statements from attorneys involved in the case." [Source]
Oh my! We can't have too many "blah" people in one store; it might actually discourage other people from shopping there. I wonder if this is why they are having financial issues.
"Wet Seal released a statement Monday saying the company fully cooperated with the federal agency and has made substantial changes to its equal opportunity policies.
"We demand our employees' full commitment to and compliance with these policies," said Kenneth Seipel, president of The Wet Seal Inc.
"We ask them to think carefully about the meaning and importance of every sentence; to reflect upon whether their words and actions are fully supporting these policies."