We told you already that San Francisco will require employers to provide eligible workers with fully paid parenting leave for up to six weeks. State benefits pay roughly 55% of the employee’s wages. Employers will be required to make up the difference.

Since it’s adoption, the City has already changed when the requirements take effect. Currently, the ordinance applies to employers with 50 or more employees on January 1, 2017. It applies to employers with 35-49 employees on July 1, 2017 and those with 20-34 employees on January 1, 2018.

Copyright: poznyakov / 123RF Stock Photo
Copyright: poznyakov / 123RF Stock Photo

In determining the size of the employer, don’t just count employees in San Francisco. An employer with a single, San Francisco employee will be covered if it has the necessary number of employees anywhere.

Are you thinking that six weeks’ paid time off is a good reason to have a baby? Don’t be too hasty. As of 2014, it supposedly cost $402,112 to raise a child in San Francisco.

You can read more about the ordinance here.