Do I Get Paid Sick Leave in San Francisco?

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Posted by Legal Team On October 15, 2023

Missing work is not something you want to do, but if you are ill and unable to go to work, you may be worried about what rights you have. Our employment law firm can help you with a wide range of legal matters regarding your rights. We often field questions such as, “Do I get paid sick leave in San Francisco?”

If you are facing any type of disciplinary pressure from your employer for missing work because you are ill or you are hoping for compensation and did not get it, contact our legal team. At The Armstrong Law Firm, our San Francisco employment law attorney works to protect your rights to fair employment.

Is Paid Sick Leave Required in San Francisco?

The Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in place in San Francisco is a powerful tool to support employee needs. This law requires employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave if they perform work in the city. Under this law, employees earn 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of time they work for the company. It applies to both part-time and full-time employees as well as temporary employees.

Under this law, there is a cap on the number of sick time hours that must be paid. If an employer has under 10 employees, the employer can cap the amount of sick time paid to 40 hours. For those who have 10 or more employees, employers can cap it at 72 hours.

Why Do Employees Have to Provide Paid Sick Time in San Francisco?

The Paid Sick Leave Ordinance was passed by the city in 2006 and made it the first city in the country to require this employee benefit. The law went into place in February of 2007. It was amended in 2016 through a vote to better align it with the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014.

This law aims to make it possible for employees to take time off so they can care for their medical needs. If your employer refuses to provide you with paid sick time, they could be in violation of the law, and that could amount to significant fines. This law applies to most businesses that operate in the city or employ people in the city.

Why Trust Our Legal Team with Your San Francisco Employment Case

If you were not paid for the sick leave you took and you meet all requirements under the city’s law, we want to hear from you. At The Armstrong Law Firm, we strive to provide our clients with exceptional support as they face challenges in the workplace. With over 20 years of experience, we know how to ensure your rights remain protected. We are passionate about helping people and ready to guide you.

Set up a consultation to discuss your case with our team today. Call The Armstrong Law Firm. Your rights are protected. You cannot lose your job by speaking to our attorney about your employment. Call us now to learn how we can guide you.