Minimum Compensation Ordinance

  • Effective July 1, 2019: For-Profit rate is $17.66 per hour. Non-Profit rate is $16.50 per hour. Public Entities rate is $16.50 per hour.
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 Overview

 

The Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO) covers most City service contractors and tenants at the San Francisco International Airport.  The law generally requires covered employers 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); and
3.  10 days off without pay per year.

MCO Rate Chart

If you have questions about the San Francisco Minimum Compensation Ordinance or wish to report a violation of the law, call 415-554-7903 or email mco@sfgov.org.

 Statutory Authority

 

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Minimum Compensation Ordinance in August 2000.

 For Employers

 

Know Your Rights - Employers must maintain copies signed by covered employee.

MCO Employee Notice - Must be displayed at each workplace.

​​PDF iconSubcontractor Information Form - This form must be filled out by the Prime Contractor, who is responsible for the SubContractor's Compliance.

Complete HCAO/MCO February 1, 2019 resource packets for download:

 For Employees

 

MCO Complaint Form

 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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