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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Some Moderately Light Reading on Sick Leave

by folkbum

Milwaukee is not the only city in the country with mandatory sick leave. How does the one other city with it fare? Pretty well, it seems:
Local business owners howling over a ballot measure forcing them to provide paid sick leave might take comfort from San Francisco's example.

An official there said his city hasn't suffered since a similar law passed there two years ago.

"Tell them in Milwaukee, the sky has not fallen here," said Greg Asay, a senior analyst with the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement. "We haven't seen a major impact in a negative way on the San Francisco economy."
I know, I know, Milwaukee ≠ San Francisco. However, it's far from clear that this is the end of the world.

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