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San Francisco Approves Workers Getting Covid-19 Protections

Jan. 12, 2021, 11:07 PM

San Francisco employers would be banned from retaliating against workers who test positive for the coronavirus or isolate because of exposure to the virus, under legislation the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday.

The legislation’s goal is to get more workers to be tested for Covid-19 without fear of losing a paycheck or work and to prevent spreading the virus. The hometown for companies including Salesforce, Twitter, Uber, and Wells Fargo would bar employers from reducing work hours and taking other actions against workers.

Supervisors voted 11-0 to approve the protections that would extend for two years after...

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