Get to Know SF’s New PHELO: Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance

October 27, 2022 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Sarah Woolston, J.D.; Employment Law Subject Matter Expert, CalChamber

Most employers are preparing for new laws going into effect January 1, 2023 — but San Francisco businesses already should be complying with a new ordinance that went into effect on October 1. Called the Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance (PHELO), this San Francisco-specific law provides up to 80 hours of leave to employees during public health emergencies, which is available in addition to any paid leave the employer otherwise provides.

Here’s everything employers should know about this new local ordinance.

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