Erin Shannon, Director, Center for Small Business, January, 2013
The Seattle Times published this column on January 30, 2013.
Seattle is often the incubator for bad business policy. In 2011, the city became one of the few in the nation to mandate paid sick leave for all workers. Now the Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would make Seattle one of the few to restrict employers’ ability to conduct criminal-background checks on potential employees.
Erin Shannon, Director, Center for Small Business
and Melanie Stambaugh, Research Assistant