Uncategorized

Eat, Sleep, and Shop Responsibly

If you want to make sure that your favorite restaurant or hotel doesn’t have any current wage or health and safety violations, there’s an app for that. Yes, even the Department of Labor has an app. Eat Shop Sleep allows you to look up wage or health and safety violations in the food, hospitality, and retail sector. And it comes with customer reviews.

It all started with a government initiative to encourage open innovation. Legislation signed into law last year granted federal agencies the authority to conduct public competitions engaging those outside of government to find creative solutions in line with governing objectives. The submission deadline for creating an Equal Pay App, for instance, is at the end of this month.

Eat Shop Sleep is one of the DOL App contest winners, which also includes a Job Tracker and user-friendly employment statistics tools. These are useful tools, but they should come with a disclaimer. The data on Eat Shop Sleep only references confirmed violations, and DOL inspections can’t reach every potential violator. Being a responsible consumer may be more complicated.

One Comment


  1. Frank Burns

    March 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    good grief. Is there an app for escaping political correctness?

Check Also

A big picture view of the CBO’s minimum wage report

This week’s release of the Congressional Budget Office ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Just days after a North Carolina official tapped a Robeson County elementary for a controversial cha [...]

Two groups seeking state contracts to run struggling North Carolina schools have professional ties t [...]

North Carolinians will lose their “precious right to vote,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader [...]

Saturday nights at the 311 Motor Speedway in rural Pine Hall smell of fast food and fuel. Wooden ble [...]

Why the legislature now operates this way and why it’s a big problem The North Carolina General Asse [...]

The post NCAA Legitimacy Deflated appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

There are lots of reasons for people to get off of the sidelines and commit themselves to new and su [...]

4---number of days since The Trump administration announced its decision to halt cost-sharing subsid [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more