San Francisco to require paid leave for new mothers and fathers
SAN FRANCISCO- San Francisco officials are trying to make life a little more affordable for workers who eke out a living in one of the most expensive cities in the country by approving a novel paid parental leave policy.
Mayor Ed Lee is expected to sign the legislation approved Tuesday that requires employers provide fully paid leave for new mothers and new fathers.
Currently, the state of California pays about 55 percent of a worker's salary when they take leave, which advocates say is not enough for working families. The San Francisco measure requires employers with at least 20 employees to make up the rest.
Paid parental leave is the latest proposal to come from a city that has led the country on employee protections even as the cost of living soars.