Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO)



  • New Proposed Rules The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) released new PDF iconProposed Rules Interpreting the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance on March 16, 2018. Please also see the PDF iconNotice of Proposed Rulemaking for information regarding the public comment process. The primary goal of the update is to bring the PSLO Rules into conformity with the Proposition E, an amendment to the PSLO passed by voters on June 7, 2016. OLSE's prior 2007 PSLO Rules are also available for review.
    • OLSE will accept written public comment on the proposed PSLO Rules through 5:00 PM on Tuesday April 24, 2018 by email or U.S. Mail. 


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 PSLO Rules.

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



2017 Poster ThumbnailAll employers must provide paid sick leave to each employee (including temporary and part-time employees) who performs work in San Francisco. An employee earns paid sick leave at a rate of 1 hour earned 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.  


    • PDF iconSF PSLO FAQs - Published September 28, 2007. Advisory: the PSLO FAQs have not yet been updated to reflect passage of Proposition E, which passed in June 2016 and is operative as of January 1, 2017.
    • 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 State law enactments pertaining to paid sick leave. 
      • The amendment becomes operative 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.


    • Poster  - The San Francisco OLSE, in consultation with the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, released a joint PDF iconSan Francisco Paid Sick Leave Poster in 2017. This poster remains current as of January 1, 2018. This official poster satisfies the notice posting requirements of both the local San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and the statewide California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act for workplaces in San Francisco.





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