San Francisco Labor Laws - City Contractors

The following San Francisco labor laws may apply to employers with contracts or leases with the City:

Prevailing Wage
Public works contractors must pay the prevailing wage rate for the type of work performed. 

In addition, the Board of Supervisors has set prevailing wage rates for city contractors for the following work: Janitorial; Window Cleaners; Garage and Parking Lot Attendants; Theatrical Workers; Moving Services; Sanitary Truck Drivers & Helpers; Exhibit, Display and Trade Show; Motorbus Services; Broadcast Services; Security Guard Services; and Loading, Unloading, and Driving Commercial Vehicles.

Minimum Compensation Ordinance
Most City contractors and tenants (including at the Airport) must provide their covered employees with (a) no less than the MCO hourly wage in effect; (b) 12 paid days off per year (or cash equivalent); and (c) 10 days off per year without pay per year.

Health Care Accountability Ordinance
Most City contractors and tenants (including at the Airport and the Port) must offer health plan benefits to their covered employees, make payment to the Department of Public Health, or, under limited circumstances, make payments directly to their covered employees.

Fair Chance Ordinance
Employers are required to follow strict rules regarding applicants’ and employees’ arrest and conviction record(s) and related information.

Prohibits employers from asking applicants about their current or past salary or disclosing a current or former employee's salary history without the employee's authorization unless the salary history is publicly available.

Sweatfree Contracting Ordinance
Contractors that supply textile apparel, garments, and corresponding accessories, materials, supplies, or equipment are prohibited from manufacturing or assembling those goods in sweatshop conditions, as defined by the ordinance.

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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.