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

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.

Where we are headed for, you are not going to see those cool, little local restaurants. You are going to see a bunch of corporate restaurants, and the rest of the city is going to look like the restaurant dynamic on Fisherman’s Wharf.

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

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.

We want to take the message to the public and the San Francisco residents to let them know how close to the tipping point the restaurant industry is.

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Kevin Westlye, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. San Francisco Chronicle

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