3 results for tag: San Francisco


San Francisco Will Pay for Some Coronavirus Sick Leave

By All News KCBS Radio March 16, 2020 Private sector workers in San Francisco will be eligible to receive additional paid sick leave for coronavirus-related absences, Mayor London Breed announced Monday. The $10 million program is designed to cover up to five days of pay for workers who have already exhausted their companies' sick leave policies, the mayor's office said. Public health comes first in this crisis, but we know that many people have less flexibility to stay home and keep paying their rent if they do get sick," Breed said about the latest measure to soften the economic blow from the global pandemic. Under the program, the ...

Newsom suspends WARN requirements amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Douglas Fruehling | Mar 17, 2020 Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Tuesday evening suspending the requirements of reporting COVID-19-related layoffs under the state's WARN act from March 4 through the end of the emergency. The California hotel industry is asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend the reporting requirements under the state's WARN law and delay implementation of annual increases in the minimum wage, citing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lynn Mohrfeld, president and CEO of the California Hotel and Lodging Association, said those items are among a series of economic measures the industry group ...

As cost of living soars, SF program to help struggling airport workers pay bills

Heather Knight Jan. 7, 2020 In one of the most expensive cities in the world, plenty of fully employed people are one emergency away from a financial catastrophe. And in a region with almost no unemployment, bosses are constantly scrambling to keep their businesses fully staffed. This spring, Treasurer Jose Cisneros will launch a, well, pilot program at the airport to test whether providing easily accessible emergency funds to low-paid workers can help both them and their employers. Cisneros’ office has received a $150,000 grant from the Workers’ Lab, an Oakland incubator for projects that empower union workers. It is funded by Service ...