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Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry Cafe, more add 3% employee benefit surcharge
Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry Cafe, more add 3% employee benefit surcharge

Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry Cafe, Milo and Olive and Sweet Rose Creamery are the latest Los Angeles restaurants to add a surcharge to supplement their employees' healthcare costs. The four businesses, all part of owner Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan's Rustic Canyon family, made the announcement in a newsletter to customers Friday.  A 3% surcharge will appear on all guest checks beginning Sept. 1. All employees who work 30 or more hours a week will be given a fully covered HMO plan with a carrier, or the opportunity to contribute to a PPO plan. The restaurants have also pledged to add work hours for those who want benefits but don't meet the minimum 30 hours a week.  The...

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