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San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance Annual Reporting Requirement Postponed

April 02, 2021

San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) recently issued administrative guidance that postpones until at least October 31, 2021 its 2020 annual reporting requirement for employers subject to the City's Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and Fair Chance Ordinance. Originally due April 30, 2021, the 2020 Employer Annual Reporting Form substantiates an employer’s compliance with the HCSO and the Fair Chance Ordinance for the 2020 calendar year.

This guidance accommodates proposed legislation that is currently pending at the City’s Board of Supervisors that would waive the reporting requirement for only 2020 only due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

1st Quarter 2021 Hcso Contributions Still Due April 30th

The HCSO and San Francisco’s other Labor Laws remain in full effect. This means that employers covered under the HCSO must continue to make health care expenditures on behalf of their covered employees. The deadline for making first quarter 2021 contributions to the City Option remains April 30, 2021.

Visit for further information regarding the HCSO, as well as links to other City ordinances accessible through this site, including information regarding the Fair Chance Ordinance.

For additional information, please contact your Burnham Consultant or Burnham, A Baldwin Risk Partner at 949‐833‐2983 or

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