Paid Sick Leave in San Francisco

On November 7, 2006, San Francisco voters passed Measure F, which provided paid sick leave for workers to be paid when they must take time off to care for their own health and the health of their family. This measure took effect on February 5, 2007. This fact sheet explains the measure and how it applies to employees working in San Francisco.

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This Fact Sheet is intended to provide accurate, general information regarding legal rights relating to employment in California. Yet because laws and legal procedures are subject to frequent change and differing interpretations, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center cannot ensure the information in this Fact Sheet is current nor be responsible for any use to which it is put. Do not rely on this information without consulting an attorney or the appropriate agency about your rights in your particular situation.