San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The paid sick leave law applies to all full-time, part-time, and temporary employees working in San Francisco County. Workers get one hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked, beginning after the first 90 days on the job. Employers with ten or more employees are allowed to offer nine or more earned sick days a year, while smaller businesses must offer five or more.

Cry Wolf Quotes

'San Franciscans have a history of voting their social conscience as long as someone else writes the check.’… He said consumers would be hurt, predicting that restaurants would raise prices… The higher prices, he said, might cause some restaurants to lose business — and perhaps close. ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch on something like this.’

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Kevin Westlye, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. The New York Times.

How can we afford this? You can only charge so much for a hamburger, and then people will stop coming. I'm 52 and was hoping to do this until I retire, but the city is going to force me out of business.

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Richard Crain, owner of the Village Grill, a San Francisco restaurant, The San Francisco Chronicle.

I’m going to have to raise prices for all my drinks and appetizers a dollar and entrees two dollars. I don’t know how else to do it. We are known as the best restaurant city in the world, but we are going to start lagging because there will be a lack of service, a lack of staff in the dining hall. Something has to give.

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Dave Stanton, managing partner of Tres Agaves a the Mexican restaurant near AT&T Park. The San Francisco Chronicle.

San Francisco Supervisors never tire of over-regulating small businesses, and then cry over the intrusion of national chains that can financially absorb their absurd labor regulations. The Supervisors are not helping workers, they are writing a recipe for empty storefronts.

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San Francisco Republican Party Chairman Mike DeNunzio.

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