Some restaurateurs are already showing their opposition in comments posted after news of the rally, including RR, who doesn't offer the rosiest view of employees:
Many (majority) of restaurant employees are young and still partying. The reality of this paid sick leave mess is that employees will absolutely still come to work with the flu. Restaurant employees will burn up their sick days on hangovers instead of legitimate sickness, and still show up sneezing and coughing when their days are used up.
I've been in this industry for 21 years and what I just said won't universally be the case; however, it's the most likely happening. This initiative should be renamed the 'Don't be responsible because the law has your ass covered' proposition.
Further, how are restaurants going to serve you good people when 75% of our staffs take sick on New Years Eve or the day before Thanksgiving or 4th of July? Nobody likes working on these days, but it's the nature of the industry we've chosen to work within. This overreaching initiative has far too many negative impacts that out way the Utopian dream it strives for.
Hear more at the rally today -- and in the meantime, read more opinions both pro and con here.