The Albany Times Union has a sympathetic report on a Papa John's pizza franchisee who was fined $5,500 by the state of New York for "failing to provide enough polo shirts to employees in his pizza shops." From the paper:
Late last year, staff from the state Department of Labor came in for a multi-day audit of his pizza business. They spent a few days going through files, pay records and other data and gave him their seal of approval.
"We were actually lauded for how good our records are," said King.
But then the inspector had some bad news: King wasn't providing enough golf shirts to employees.
If they work five days a week, for example, employees are supposed to get five shirts — even if they work just a few hours per day.
The owner facing the fine says he was told "an appeal would take years due to the backlog and the fine would accrue with interest."