by Jeff Sovern
So MSNBC reports here. Here's a quote:
Tillis replied: “I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of [the hand-washing] policy as long as they post a sign that says ‘We don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom.’”
Instead, Tillis believes that full disclosure of such lax hygiene policies would be a strong enough deterrent on its own to put the store out of business. “The market would take care of that,” he said.
So let me get this straight: he wants regulation, because he wants Starbucks to be required to disclose their policies. He just doesn't want restaurants forced to direct employees to wash their hands. I invite restaurateurs who prefer making the disclosure that their employees are not obliged to wash their hands over existing law to so state in the comments below.