Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Updated March 24, 2020! OLSE Guidance - San Francisco Paid Sick Leave & The Coronavirus


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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


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.

Note: OLSE guidance issued during the current Local Health Emergency temporarily supersedes any conflicting Rules or FAQs.

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 icon English  PDF icon Chinese  PDF icon Spanish  PDF icon Filipino

You can email it to, 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 

Business Resources


Related Web Links 

Contact Us

  • Please email or call (415) 554-6271 with any questions regarding your rights and responsibilities under the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.
  • Sign up for email updates! Join the OLSE email list to receive periodic updates about San Francisco labor laws.


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