March 16, 2021
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Mayor Breed recently extended the provisions of the Public Health Emergency Leave, which was originally enacted April 2020. The ordinance applies to employers with 500 or more employees (counting employees inside and outside San Francisco).
Employees working in San Francisco may take up to 80 hours (two weeks) of paid leave if they experience a qualifying reason. The reasons for leave are:
Effective February 11, 2021, certain bona-fide Section 501(c)(3) non-profit employers are prospectively exempt from the leave requirement. To qualify for the exemption, the non-profit entity must not be engaged in healthcare operations and a majority of their annual revenue is "program service revenue that is not unrelated business taxable income" under Section 512 of the IRC.
Employers should remain in compliance with the posting requirement and provision of leave. While the current extension is only for 61 days, it is expected to be extended again.
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