SF Labor Law Updates for January 1, 2019

1. 2019 Health Care Expenditure rates
Under the Health Care Security Ordinance, employers must spend a minimum amount on health care for their San Francisco employees. As of January 1, 2019, the rates are as follows.
• Employers with 20-99 workers worldwide: $1.95 per hour.
• Employers with 100 or more workers worldwide: $2.93 per hour.

2. Health Care Security Ordinance 2019 Poster:
The new 2019 poster for the Health Care Security Ordinance is now available. This poster must be placed at each job site or workplace in a location where employees can read it easily. It must be posted as of January 1, 2019. You can download the PDF and print it on 8.5″ x 14″ paper. You may also receive a copy in the mail.

3. Lactation in the Workplace Enforcement
Starting January 1, 2019, the City may penalize employers for violations of the Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance. The law took effect January 1, 2018. The City issued warnings and notices to correct during the first year of implementation. Under the law, all employers must provide employees in San Francisco with breaks and a location for lactation. Employers must also maintain a policy on lactation in the workplace.

4. Fair Chance Ordinance
An amendment to the Fair Chance Ordinance took effect on October 1, 2018. The law now applies to employers with 5 or more employees worldwide. The law regulates how employers conduct criminal background checks. There is also a new Fair Chance Ordinance poster that employers must have displayed as of October 1, 2018.

5. Additional San Francisco Labor Law Posters:

The required posters for the following ordinances remain unchanged as of January 1, 2019. If they apply to your business, make sure you have them posted where employees can see them easily.
Minimum Wage – July 1, 2019

Paid Parental Leave
Family Friendly Workplace
Formula Retail Employee Rights