San Francisco Labor Laws: Citywide
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.
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.
Employers with 20 or more Employees Total (in Any Location)
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.
Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance
As of January 1, 2014, employers with 20 or more employees are required to consider employees' requests for flexible or predictable work arrangements to assist with caregiving responsibilities.
Fair Chance Ordinance
As of August 13, 2014, employers are required to follow new rules regarding applicants’ and employees’ criminal history.
Paid Parental Leave Ordinance
Employers will be required to provide employees up to 6 weeks of supplemental compensation to employees who receive State Paid Family Leave to bond with a new child. This requirement will apply to employers with 50 or more employees total (worldwide) as of January 1, 2017, employers with 35 or more employees as of July 1, 2017, and employers with 20 or more employees as of January 1, 2017.
Formula Retail Establishments
Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances
As of July 3, 2015, formula retail establishments must follow two new laws on scheduling, hours, and retention of employees.
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.