NBC 10 reports: “Members of the Philadelphia City Council are set to vote this week on a divisive bill that would require paid sick days for all city employees. The plan would give the workers about an hour of sick pay for every 40 hours they work. Many city workers, especially those in the restaurant industry, support the bill. “You don’t want sick people serving your food,” said Phil Dillon, a local bartender. “It would be a little comforting to know you didn’t have to worry about it.” The bill has plenty of detractors however. Several business owners, members of the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Michael Nutter have all spoken out against the plan.”
The argument is that the bill will force restaurant owners to increase prices to pay for sick leave. Some of us might be willing to pay an extra buck or two per meal, though, if that means our waiter won’t be sneezing on it.