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

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.

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.

The simple fact is that if business owners cannot make a reasonable return on their investments, they will either relocate to another county or close their doors, resulting in fewer jobs and less revenue for the City coffers from business, payroll, and sales taxes to fund the social programs the Supervisors so greatly value.

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San Francisco Republican Party Chairman Mike DeNunzio.

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.

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