“This change will not only have a negative impact on businesses due to the slow start to the summer season but the change will also negatively impact the employees. Most store employees will be forced to drive home or walk at unsafe hours (i.e 2 a.m) due to the pushback of closing procedures. This change will also negatively affect families.”Numerous comments on the petition pointed to a work-life balance for employees, and the fact that the new hours were set by Simon with little or no input from the businesses in the malls.
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