Should the Restaurant Industry Take Its Medicine and Allow Sick Leave?

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Marc Murphy believes that having to give his employees nine days in paid sick leave will cost him almost $200,000 per year, but the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York went before the New York City Council on Tuesday to present the other side of the story. According to DNAinfo, a study conducted in San Francisco (where a similar bill is already law) showed that workers generally don’t even use all of their sick days (Lord knows Grub Street has powered through many a flare-up of burgeoning carpal tunnel), much less abuse them. Mayor Bloomberg has said he supports required sick days in theory, but “the devil is in the details,” and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer thinks that if anything, the proposed measure will help the bottom line by encouraging less turnover and more employee loyalty.

Restaurant Workers Make Plea to City Council for Paid Sick Days [DNAinfo]
Earlier: Restaurant Owners Are Quietly Freaking Out Over Health-Care Reform