One of my recurring themes involves the challenges that California law imposes on employers. (I had a great idea for an image to put here, but it’s incredibly difficult to find a tasteful photo of someone beating a dead horse.) We’ve summarized the various California legal requirements in this guide (pdf).
But San Francisco employers have it worse. In addition to the rigorous and constantly shifting state law requirements, they also have to deal with onerous city requirements (including the highest minimum wage in the country – $10.55 per hour). There are also requirements for commuter benefits, per-employee spending on health care, a paid sick leave ordinance, and, starting January 1, 2014, we’ll have our very own FFWO — that is, a Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance.
My colleague Tyreen Torner prepared an excellent summary of these San Francisco requirements that you can find here (pdf). If you have employees in San Francisco, I’m sure you’ll find it useful. If not, don’t throw it in the trash. Along with everything else, San Francisco has the toughest mandatory composting and recycling law in the U.S.