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San Francisco Amends Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

Sep 28, 2016

HR 306, Inc.

September 27, 2016

San Francisco Amends Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

Amendments Effective October 15, 2016 

An ​amendment to the San Francisco ​Paid Parental Leave Ordinance, effective October 15, 2016, modifies the employee eligibility requirements for paid parental leave. 


California ​Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides benefits to individuals who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner, or to bond with a new child or a child in connection with adoption or foster care placement

The San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance, effective January 1, 2017, requires San Francisco employers with 50 or more employees to provide partial wage replacement (supplemental compensation) to employees who take leave to bond with a new child under the California PFL program.

Amendment to Ordinance 

Among the highlights of the amended ordinance: 

The ​amended ordinance is effective on October 15, 2016. The amended ordinance also contains provisions regarding (among other things) termination during or prior to leave, and integration/coordination of benefits. Click ​here to read the amended ordinance. 

To review other laws specific to California, visit the ​State Laws section, click on California, and choose your topic of interest from the left-hand navigation menu.​

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