CA Legislation Compliance Update

April 28, 2017


 New FAQs Regarding California Paid Sick Leave Law Published
On March 29, 2017 California’s Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) published an updated list of questions about an employer’s use of “Grandfathered” (existing) paid time off (PTO) plans, as well as employer attendance policies, in providing paid sick leave. The DIR has updated the FAQ list originally posted in February 2015 to reflect the new amended requirements, as well as to clarify previous responses to questions received from members of the public. Click here for the updated information: CA. Paid Sick Leave FAQs


May 1 Deadline to Submit HCSO Report for Covered San Francisco Employers
All employers covered by the Health Care Security Ordinance (“HCSO”) are required to submit the 2016 Annual Reporting Form by May 1, 2017.


An employer is covered by the HCSO if it meets the following three conditions:

  •          employs workers within the geographic boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco;

  •          is a for-profit business with 20 or more employees OR a nonprofit organization with 50 or more employees – regardless of whether they are located in San Francisco or outside the city; AND

  •          is required to obtain a valid San Francisco business registration certificate.


The reporting form and corresponding instructions can be downloaded here: 2016 Annual Reporting Form and 2016 Annual Reporting Form Instructions.


In addition, a required posting notice for applicable employers can be downloaded here: HCSO Official 2017 Notice.


For information about HCSO compliance or reporting for 2016, contact the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) at or (415) 554-7892.

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