PRESS RELEASE: Restaurant Law Center Statement on Uniform Minimum Wage and Right to Work Act Amicus

National Restaurant Association

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Restaurant Law Center and the Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality
Association today filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in support of Alabama’s “Uniform Minimum Wage and Right to Work Act.”

The brief points out that nearly two dozen other states, including Oregon, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Utah, Iowa, and Rhode Island, among others, have similar laws barring municipal governments
from enacting local wage laws. Executive Director Angelo Amador released the following
statement regarding the brief:

“The Alabama law in question stands on solid legal footing, and should be upheld by the
Eleventh Circuit.

“Numerous academic and industry studies over the years have illustrated that significant local increases to the minimum wage often have negative results for low-wage workers, including reduced hours of work and even loss of jobs.”


About the Restaurant Law Center

The Restaurant Law Center is a 501(c)6, founded to defend the restaurant industry against
government overregulation on the local, state, and federal level as well as to promote the
advancement of the industry through the courts. Angelo Amador serves as the Executive
Director of the Restaurant Law Center. Amador also currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Regulatory Counsel for the National Restaurant Association. To learn more about the Restaurant Law Center and the cases it is currently handling, please visit

Contact: Jeff Solsby (202) 331-5937