San Francisco Labor Laws: Citywide

All Employers

Minimum Wage Ordinance
All employees who work in San Francisco at least two hours in a week, including part-time and temporary workers, are entitled to the San Francisco minimum wage.

Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Employers must provide paid sick leave to all employees (including temporary and part-time employees) who perform work in San Francisco. 

Employers must provide employees with lactation breaks and a lactation location, and must have a policy that explains how employees will make a request for lactation accommodation.
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.

Employers with 20 or more Employees

Employee count includes all persons working for the employer, regardless of whether they are located in San Francisco or outside of the city

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
Employers are required to consider employees' requests for flexible or predictable work arrangements to assist with caregiving responsibilities.

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

Paid Parental Leave Ordinance
Employers are required to provide up to 6 weeks of supplemental compensation to employees who receive California Paid Family Leave benefits to bond with a new child.

Formula Retail Establishments

Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances 
“Formula Retail Establishments” (or chain stores) with at least 40 formula retail establishments worldwide and 20 or more employees in San Francisco, as well as their janitorial and security contractors, must follow legal guidelines that regulate scheduling, hours, retention, and treatment of part-time 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.

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