There are three San Francisco labor laws that currently apply to all employers with employees performing work in the city: Health Care Security Ordinance, Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, and Minimum Wage Ordinance. A fourth will become operative on January 1, 2014. For more information on each of these labor laws, please click on the links below.
Health Care Security Ordinance
Employers with 20 or more employees (and non-profit employers with 50 or more employees) must spend a minimum amount (set by law) on health care for each employee who works eight or more hours per week in San Francisco.
Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
All employees who work in San Francisco, including part-time and temporary workers, are entitled to paid time off from work when they are sick or need medical care, and to care for their family members or designated person when those persons are sick or need medical care.
Minimum Wage Ordinance
All employees who work in San Francisco more than two hours per week, including part-time and temporary workers, are entitled to the San Francisco minimum wage.
Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance
As of January 1, 2014, employers with 20 or more employees will be required to consider employees' requests for flexible or predictable work arrangements to assist with caregiving responsibilities.
For information on federal labor laws, please contact the U.S. Department of Labor. For more information on California labor laws, please contact the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.