Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO)



  • On June 7, 2016, San Francisco voters passed Proposition E, amending the City’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) to include protections for employees under the PSLO that largely parallel recent State law enactments pertaining to paid sick leave. The revised ordinance takes effect on January 1, 2017. The full text of the ballot initiative is here (PDF). The Office of Labor Standards Enforcmenent (OLSE) will be updating our resources and guidance on the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in the coming months to reflect the amendment. Please contact us at (415) 554-6271 or for more information. 


  • Statewide Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective July 1, 2015:  Key provisions of the California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act take effect on July 1, 2015. This statewide law does not preempt San Francisco’s local Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. Employers with employees performing work in San Francisco are required to comply with both laws.





The San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance became effective on February 5, 2007.  All employers must provide paid sick leave to each employee (including temporary and part-time employees) who performs work in San Francisco.




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