Proposed Changes to San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance

Jul 14 2016 - Minimum Wage, Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley

The San Diego City Treasurer’s Office announced today that the City Council is considering an Implementing Ordinance for the Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance.

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Changes to San Diego’s sick leave and minimum wage ordinance.

Key changes to the proposed implementation ordinance include:

  • Allowing employers to cap an employee’s accrual of sick leave at 80 hours;
  • Allowing employers to front load no less than 40 hours of sick leave to an employee at the beginning of each benefit year;
  • Designating an Enforcement Office and Enforcement Official and establishing a system to receive and adjudicate complaints; and
  • Clarifying language in the ordinance to be more consistent with the state paid sick leave law.

The City Council conducted the first reading of the implementing ordinance on July 11, 2016. A second reading is scheduled for July 26, 2016.

See the Office of the Treasurer’s website for updated information about the ordinance. CalChamber’s San Diego City Labor Laws poster is available for pre-order online or by calling (800) 331-8877.

Erika Pickles, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/HR Adviser

HRCalifornia members can find more information on local minimum wage ordinances and paid sick leave ordinances in the HR Library’s Paid Sick Leave section and in the Comparison of California State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws chart.

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