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L.A.'s Living Wage Ordinance Isn't a Job Killer

September 21, 2011

Cry Wolf Quotes

When the San Francisco paid sick days law was first being debated I, like many other local businesses, was concerned; now I appreciate its value. It creates a better, less stressful work environment and increases employee morale.

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Sam Mogannam, Owner, Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco

I was concerned it would become more of a Paid Hangover Day! However, I’ve found that not only have my staff not abused the system, it’s led to us being much less likely to have the horrible “sick-outs” that restaurants are known for- where your entire staff is sick at once. Since we work in such close quarters and often eat/ drink from the same plates, we used to have times when we had so many sick staff we’d have to close. Now, people stay home when they’re ill, thus not infecting the customers OR the other staff members.

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Jennifer Piallat, Owner, Zazie Restaurant in San Francisco

[Paid sick leave] is the best public policy for the least cost. Do you want your server coughing over your food?

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Kevin Westlye, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association

[Back Yard Burgers] knew about the [Arkansas soda] tax when it made the move, but it wasn't much of a concern. "It really didn't enter into it at all," King says.

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Stephen J. King, Back Yard Burgers' chief financial officer
01/20/1997 | Full Details | Law(s): Arkansas Soda Tax