Healthy San Francisco
The San Francisco City Attorney has cleared 17 restaurants and reached settlements with dozens of others over allegations that they were collecting surcharges to pay for employee health care, but not actually providing any.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge ordered a janitorial company on Wednesday to pay $1.34 million to 275 workers who didn’t receive health benefits required by city law.
Dozens of San Francisco restaurants accused of overcharging customers to cover employees’ health care have less than two months left to clear their names or face prosecution.
San Francisco authorities said they will not press charges against one of the restaurants publicly accused of defrauding customers and depriving employees of health care.
Sour grapes are growing between San Francisco City Hall and restaurateurs over what critics say is a confusing and badly written law.
Dozens of San Francisco restaurants are under investigation for exploiting a new city program by keeping customer surcharges instead of spending them on employee health care.
San Francisco officials say a restaurant chain has agreed to spend $320,000 to settle a complaint alleging that it collected a surcharge from customers for the city’s health care law but did not use most of the money for its intended purpose.
San Francisco’s Health Commission has voted to cover sex reassignment surgery for transgender people through the city’s universal health program.
A grand jury report found a “significant number” of San Francisco restaurant owners benefiting financially from the city’s universal health care program.
Known for its artisan pastries and sandwiches, San Francisco-based La Boulange is under the microscope as employees claim that the company has violated the city’s ordinance mandating health coverage.