Just one week ago, the city of Philadelphia passed the so-called Fair Workweek legislation along with an ordinance raising the minimum wage for all city workers, contractors and subcontractors to $15/hour. Over the strong objections of business interests – read the Restaurant Association opposition letter – the city council voted 14-3 to pass the predictive scheduling legislation and send it to Mayor Jim Kenney, who is expected to sign it into law. The bill mandates 2 weeks advance notice of worker schedules and provides for a penalty of “predictability pay” if schedules change within that timeframe. In addition, it requires that additional shifts go to existing employees before the employer can hire new workers. As passed, employers with more than 30 location and 250 employees will be subject to its provisions. One of the 14 votes in favor was that of Councilman William Greenlee, who back in October filed another ordinance in the City of Brotherly Love, one that would outlaw cashless businesses within Philadelphia. The councilman believes that a cashless coffee shop, Bluestone Lane, currently operating near city hall is effectively discriminating against lower-income individuals by requiring credit card usage. Similar bills are under consideration in Chicago and Washington DC and Massachusetts outlawed discrimination against cash buyers back in the 1970s.