The new law prohibits the serving of alcohol, total nudity, and physical contact between employees and the customers they serve. The law goes into effect at the end of the summer.
While industry spokesman predicted that passage of the law could result in job losses totaling 3,000, Jude Huntz, director of the Human Rights Office for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., disputed this forecast.
“I don’t know how many employees there are statewide in this industry, but I liken this prediction to similar arguments made by restaurant owners when faced with laws banning smoking in their establishments. They said the ban would hurt business, but people adapted. This is just industry bluster.”
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