San Francisco releases final guidelines
for sick leave ordinance
By Ananda Shorey
June 5, 2007
The city of San Francisco released its final guidelines yesterday
for an ordinance that requires employers to provide sick leave
The ordinance, passed by 61 percent of voters on the November
ballot, requires employers to provide sick leave to all employees
who work in San Francisco. Under the law, employees accrue one
hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Since issuing its first draft of guidelines in January, the city's
Office of Labor Standards Enforcement held a number of public
hearings and received comments from business associations, employers
In February, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation
that established a transition period for the law, during which
time employers have had the option of delaying payment for sick
leave taken by employees. The transition period ends today.
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