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

I can tell you that as of right now, we are not looking to expand in San Francisco. It’s a labor-intensive industry, and the last thing we need is to get dinged for it.

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Eric Rubin, a managing partner in the restaurant Tres Agaves, The San Francisco Chronicle.

'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.

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.

The Controller estimates that this bad idea will cost taxpayers up to $1 million to implement, not including lost welfare recipient work hours, and an unknown amount for city workers not currently eligible for sick time. Add to that the hundreds of jobs and the millions of dollars in sales taxes that will be lost to surrounding cities when diners and shoppers go elsewhere to save money.

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San Francisco Republican Party Chairman Mike DeNunzio.

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