Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO)

 MCO News
  • Effective January 1, 2018, the for-profit MCO rate is $14.02/hour. Non-profit contractors in San Francisco must continue pay no less than the S.F. minimum wage rate of $14.00/hour.


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The Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO), which became effective October 8, 2000, generally requires City contractors to provide to their covered employees: (1) no less than the MCO hourly wage in effect; (2) 12 paid days off per year (or cash equivalent); (3) 10 days off without pay per year. The Minimum Compensation Ordinance rate is adjusted on January 1 each year. The Ordinance covers most City service contractors, and the Ordinance also those who hold leases or perform work at San Francisco International Airport. 



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 MCO-Poster 2012


 Ordinance and Regulations


 For Employers



 For Employees
 For City Departments


The following forms may be found on the City's Intranet:

  • MCO Form P-360 Exemption & Waiver
  • HCAO Form P-365 Exemption & Waiver


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