San Francisco Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approved Support to Offer Paid Leave to New Parents

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approved Support to Offer Paid Le

San Francisco officials approved a paid parental leave policy to support their efforts that will make life slightly easier and affordable for those workers, who work hard to make ends meet in the expensive city of San Francisco.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a legislation that requires the employers to provide a completely paid leave for six weeks to new parents. It is expected to be signed by Mayor Ed Lee.

At present, as the rule goes the state of California needs the employers to pay approximately fifty five percent of the worker's salary as they take leave. Advocates supporting the cause say that is not sufficient for the working families for a comfortable living.

The move by San Francisco requires employers with minimum twenty employees to make up the rest.

Before the vote took place, Supervisor Scott Wiener, who pushed the measure, said "The vast majority of workers in this country have little or no access to paid parental leave, and that needs to change.'

According to Zillow, the real estate data firm, the average rental price in the San Francisco metropolitan area which consists of five counties was $3,350 as of February. The average home price exceeds $1 million.

In 2014, San Francisco approved a $15 hourly minimum wage for workers, that's a mandate which California Governor, Jerry Brown signed to make a law for the whole state on Monday.


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