Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:24 PM
Newsjock (11,295 posts)
More than 50 SF restaurants pocketed health care fees, city attorney says
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
More than 50 San Francisco restaurant owners are being targeted by the city attorney's office for charging diners extra fees to cover the cost of city-mandated health care for workers and pocketing most of the money.
Friday, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is expected to announce an amnesty program requiring restaurateurs and a handful of other business owners to pay back a portion of the money to their employees.
More than $14 million was collected in worker health care surcharges in 2011, and roughly only a third of that money was actually used for medical coverage, according to a report by the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement.
... Under Healthy San Francisco, a program for uninsured residents, the city requires businesses with 20 workers or more to set aside an extra $1.55 an hour for each employee, to be used toward health care. For companies with 100 employees or more, it's $2.33 an hour.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/SF-restaurants-pocketed-health-care-fees-4222196.php
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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)
Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:27 PM
Brother Buzz (11,760 posts)
3. Weaselness in action
Some restaurant owners are refusing to implement the surcharge on principal, standing in solidarity with the local Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA), and shortchanging their employees; they are the assholes.
This list of fifty restaurants are playing both sides of the game by giving the appearance of being in compliance and shortchanging their employees, businesses that play by the rules, and the customers. I'll call them weasels.
The public deserves to see two lists:
Asshole restaurant owners
Weasel restaurant owners