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Sick in San Francisco

By Jane M. Von Bergen
The Philadelphia Inquirer

"San Francisco is one of the few cities nationally to have passed a paid sick leave ordinance.

'When it was passed, employers said it was going to be a job killer and that the record keeping was onerous,' she said. 'Our implementation has been very smooth and there are very few complaints.'

Levitt said that employers 'calculated the cost of this assuming the workers would take all the days they would accrue,' but, she said, citing a San Francisco assessment done by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, 'they found that workers in San Francisco used the number of paid sick leaves which is typical of the larger workforce not covered by our law.' Click here to read the study, here to read the Philadelphia Inquirer story about the veto and here to read my earlier story about the issue."

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