San Francisco, where I live, and many cities that copy it, are introducing a myriad of laws and regulations governing the operation of local businesses. San Francisco mandates the amount of time for sick leave, minimum wages and a wide range of working conditions including overtime and family leave time. Most of these laws are written to exclude businesses with family members or less than 20 employees.
For the same reasons given in the previous blog, these laws violate Article I section 8 of our Constitution, the “commerce clause”.
The commerce clause and subsequent court cases have made it clear that no laws shall be enacted that favor local commerce over non-local commerce.
That is certainly the case where laws only apply to large businesses. That is certainly the case where a large business has to manage its labor and operations locally under different and more stringent conditions than for the nation as a whole.
It is time to take these intrusive and unconstitutional laws to the Supreme Court to get local malefactors out of the business of harming the conduct of American commerce for the benefit of their local regressive socialist ideologies.