SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The CEO of Frontier Enterprises says the city’s new Safe and Sick Leave ordinance could result in layoffs.

Jimmy Hasslocher, whose family owns several restaurants, including Jim’s, La Fonda Alamo Heights, Magic Time Machine and Frontier Burger, says city council should not be mandating sick leave policies for private businesses.

“I don’t think City Hall has any business telling people what they need to do in their own businesses,” Hasslocher told KTSA’s Trey Ware.

He says they need to focus on the basics.

“Focus on the city. Focus on the people who have been here for years and who have contributed so much to help build San Antonio,” Hasslocher said.

The former city councilman says they may have to lay off employees or raise menu prices to cover the costs related to the paid sick leave policy, which is scheduled to go into effect December 1.

“We’ll see where the paid sick leave issue goes and see what the courts decide to do about it, but I think City Hall has really gotten away from what city government needs to do–take care of the basics.

The first of 8 sessions is scheduled from 1 pm to 3 pm Wednesday , October 16, at the Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park.

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