San Francisco, CA Health Care Expenditure Rates Increase in 2 Months

The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) enforces labor laws adopted by both San Francisco voters and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. There are four specific City and County of San Francisco, California labor law requirements:

  • Minimum Wage
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Health Care Security
  • New! Family Friendly Flexible Workplace

With respect to the Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) City and County of San Francisco employers must meet obligations which include satisfying employer spending requirements, maintaining records, posting notice and submitting an annual reporting form.

Spending Requirements:

Covered employers must satisfy the employer spending requirement by making required health care expenditures on behalf of all covered employees. Covered employees are those individuals who have been employed for more than 90 days and regularly work in San Francisco at least eight (8) hours per week.

What’s Changed?:

The health care expenditure rates have increased for 2014. Effective January 1:

  • Large employers with 100+ employees must spend $2.44 per hour paid, up 11 cents from 2013;
  • Medium businesses with 20-99 employees and nonprofits with 50-99 employees must spend $1.63 per hour paid, up 8 cents from 2013, and
  • Small businesses with 10-19 employees and nonprofits with 0-49 employees are exempt from coverage.

Records To Be Kept:

No changes here. Employers must maintain records sufficient to establish compliance with the employer spending requirement.

Post Notice:

No changes here. Employers must conspicuously post the official HCSO in all workplaces with covered employees. Drafting and posting a different version does not satisfy the requirement of the law. The official version can be purchased from Compliance Poster Company along with the San Francisco Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Notices. Click here. The official combo poster will be updated with the 2014 minimum wage and health care expenditure rates once they are released by the OLSE!

Did you know?…The notices must be posted in English, Spanish, Chinese and any other language spoken by at least 5% of the employees at the workplace or job site.

Reporting Requirements:

No changes here. Employers must submit an Annual Reporting Form tot he OLSE by April 30th of each year.

Think your rights have been violated?

To obtain a Health Care Security Ordinance online complaint form for employees who believe their rights have been violated click here.

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