Apparently hell-bent to put small businesses out of business, the Seattle City Council, with the encouragement of Mayor Ed Murray, unanimously adopted a secured scheduling ordinance earlier this week that will become effective on July 1, 2017. The ordinance requires that workers get a minimum two-week advance notice of their work schedules and further provides that any changes made to that schedule by the employer will result in the employee getting extra pay. In addition, the ordinance mandates that there be a minimum of 10 hours between shifts and that existing employees must be offered any available hours before the employer may hire additional workers. Seattle was also the first to introduce the $15 per hour minimum wage. My guess is it will also be first to introduce wide scale automation in restaurants.