SF Supervisors pass ordinance to strengthen living wage law

August 2, 2011 10:57:16 PM PDT
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance to strengthen the city's living wage law.

A coalition of city groups held a rally in support of the ordinance, before the vote, it gives the city more power to investigate complaints that workers are not being paid the minimum wage or aren't being paid their full hours worked. It also stiffens the penalties against employers that don't comply with the law.

"It also requires that more notice be given to workers as well as more notice be given to the public so that the public knows that when they go to a business, what that business' compliance with labor laws is," said Supervisor David Campos.

The ordinance allows city inspectors to make unscheduled visits to businesses and immediately fine those violating wage laws.

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