San Francisco was one of the earliest cities to enact a paid sick leave ordinance when voters approved a Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in 2006. The ordinance went into effect in 2007. Since that time several surrounding cities have enacted their own sick leave laws and the State of California has made paid sick leave a legal requirement statewide.
On June 7, 2016 voters of San Francisco again voted to update the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) to expand the city’s sick leave laws and more closely align them with the new California Sick Leave Laws. The new updates go into effect January 1, 2017. This article will give an overview of the San Francisco PSLO and will review what changes businesses need to be preparing for in before Jan 1, 2017.