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So, Your San Francisco Employee Wants a Sick Day

Well, you’d better provide it. On February 5, 2007, Proposition F became effective. Passed by more than 61% of San Francisco Voters, Proposition F mandates paid sick leave for any employee working in San Francisco. Yes, any employee working in San Francisco. It does not matter that the employer is situated outside of San Francisco. If the employee spends any time working in San Francisco, the employee accrues paid sick leave.

San Francisco employees accrue paid sick leave at the rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked in San Francisco. Employers can adopt an accrual cap of 72 hours. Small businesses (employers with less than 10 employees) can adopt an accrual cap of 40 hours. Accrued sick leave carries over from year to year, but employers do not have to paid accrued but unused sick leave when the employee leaves employment.

Employers with employees that work in San Francisco, even on a part-time basis, need to review their sick leave policies. If the current sick leave policies do not meet Proposition F’s requirements, modify the policy.

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Original article by Robert E. Nuddleman, former associate of The Law Office of Phillip J. Griego.

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