Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO)

New Proposed Rules On March 16, 2018, the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) released new PDF iconProposed Rules Interpreting the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO).  For information on the public comment process, please see the PDF iconNotice of Proposed Rulemaking.

The primary goal of this rulemaking process is to bring the Rules Interpreting the PSLO into conformity with the Proposition E, an amendment to the PSLO passed by San Francisco voters on June 7, 2016.  OLSE's prior 2007 Rules Interpreting the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance are available for review.  OLSE has also prepared a PDF iconside-by-side comparison of the 2007 Rules and the Proposed Rules. This comparison document is designed to print on 8.5" x 14" legal-sized paper.

OLSE will accept written public comment by email or U.S. mail on the Proposed Rules until 5:00 PM on Tuesday April 24, 2018. ​

Email: psl@sfgov.org

U.S. Mail:
Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
c/o Ellen Love
City Hall Room 430
1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

OLSE will also hold a public hearing to receive oral public comment on the Proposed Rules.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Interpreting the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM 
Location: City Hall Room 416, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102​

Overview

 

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The San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) requires employers to provide paid sick leave to all employees (including temporary and part-time employees) who perform work in San Francisco.  Employees earn 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.

Employers with 10 or more employees may cap an employee's sick time balance at 72 hours.  Employers with fewer than 10 employees may cap an employee's sick time balance at 40 hours.  

If you have questions about the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance or wish to report a violation of the law, call 415-554-6271 or email psl@sfgov.org.

     

     

     
     

     

                        

    Statutory Authority

     

    In 2006, San Francisco voters passed the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO), becoming the first city in the United States to pass a paid sick leave law.  The law took effect on February 5th, 2007.  In 2016, San Francisco voters passed amendments to the PSLO to include worker protections that largely parallel California's Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.

    Filing a Complaint

    To report a violation of the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, please complete the Minimum Wage / Paid Sick Leave Complaint Form and submit it to the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, or call (415) 554-6271.

    OLSE Minimum Wage / Paid Sick Leave Complaint Form (PDFs)   
    PDF iconEnglish PDF iconChinese PDF iconSpanish  PDF iconFilipino/Tagalog

    You can email it to psl@sfgov.org, fax it to (415) 554-6291, or bring it to the OLSE office at:

    City Hall, Room 430 
    Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Forms & Documents 

     
    • PDF iconSan Francisco Paid Sick Leave Poster - must be displayed at each workplace or jobsite.  The poster should be printed on 8.5" x 14" paper.  This official poster satisfies the notice posting requirements for both the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and the California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act.
    • Sample Employee Designated Person Form (Word) English Spanish Chinese 
    • PDF iconSF PSLO FAQs - Published September 28, 2007. Advisory: the PSLO FAQs have not been updated to reflect passage of Proposition E, which became operative as of January 1, 2017.

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