Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) advances the welfare of San Francisco’s workers through the enforcement of labor laws, proactive public education, and high-quality public service. OLSE is an office of the General Services Agency, an executive branch department under Mayor London N. Breed.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
New! Pursuant to the Mayor's March 23, 2020 proclamation, the City is cancelling the employer requirement to submit the 2019 Annual Reporting Form for the Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO).
Paid Sick Leave - Updated Guidance issued March 24, 2020 Updated!
OLSE's March 24, 2020 guidance clarifies paid sick leave eligibility and separations of employment.
Minimum Compensation Ordinance - Guidance issued March 18, 2020
Health Care Security Ordinance
Paid Parental Leave
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) can assist workers in the following situations:
1. You have been laid off or your hours have been reduced - file an Unemployment Insurance claim
2. You are unable to work because your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them - you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits
3. You are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 - file a Disability Insurance claim
4. You are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 - file a Paid Family Leave claim
For more information, go to EDD's coronavirus assistance webpage and Frequently Asked Questions.
The San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD) is providing guidance and business assistance for employers affected by the current Coronavirus outbreak.
For more information, go to OEWD's coronavirus assistance webpage.
I. San Francisco Labor Laws - City Wide
II. San Francisco Labor Laws - City Contractors
Employers with 5 or more employees (Total, Across All Locations)
Employers with 20 or more employees (Total, Across All Locations)
Formula Retail Establishments