Paid family leave in San Francisco

Taking fully paid family leave in San Francisco.

Since 2002, employees throughout California could take family leave and get partial wage replacement for up to six weeks through the State’s Disability Insurance Program (Paid Family Leave). The pay equals approximately 55% of regular wages.

Now, employees who work in San Francisco for employers with 20 or more employees are entitled to get the remaining 45% of their wages directly from their employer. The Paid Parental Leave for Bonding with New Child Ordinance is being phased in over the next year:

  • Employers with 50 or more employees are required to comply beginning on January 1, 2017.
  • Employers with 35 or more employees are required to comply beginning on July 1, 2017.
  • Employers with 20 or more employees are required to comply beginning on January 1, 2018.

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