Thanks to Oakland’s voter-approved Measure FF, minimum wages will rise to $12.25/hour on Monday. But as this employee wages go up, so go food prices forcing some restaurants to raise prices and cut worker hours.
A controversial proposal to provide all workers in California with at least three paid sick days has passed its first legislative test in Sacramento.
The embattled head of San Francisco’s Housing Authority, who is on paid medical leave, is apparently opening a restaurant in Berkeley with his wife. And, that’s not sitting well with at least one San Francisco lawmaker.
The Building Inspectors’ Union agreed on Tuesday to change its sick leave benefit for new city hires who will no longer be allowed to store up unused sick days and cash them out at retirement—an arrangement that costs the city millions of dollars.
Already dealing with low staffing levels, the Oakland Police Department has a growing number of officers on medical leave.
In the face of staggering budget cuts, San Jose’s policy of paying city workers for unused sick leave is coming under scrutiny.