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San Francisco Adopts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Law360 (January 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Following the adoption of its own minimum wage law and a mandatory employer health care expenditure program, San Francisco has now become the first city in the nation to require all private sector employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.

The Sick Leave Ordinance, adopted as Chapter 12W of the San Francisco Administrative Code, will become effective on February 5, 2007. It requires employers to provide paid sick leave to full-time, part-time, and temporary employees—including participants in Welfare-to-Work Programs—working within the geographic boundaries of...
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