App-Based Worker Ordinances

App-Based Worker Legislation

In 2022 and 2023, City Council passed three ordinances providing rights and protections for app-based workers.

  • App-Based Worker Minimum Payment Ordinance (SMC 8.37) goes into effect on January 13, 2024, providing covered app-based workers rights to minimum payment, transparency, and flexibility.
  • App-Based Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (SMC 8.39) goes into effect for Food Delivery Network Company workers on May 1, 2023, and for all the other app-based workers on January 13, 2024, providing covered workers with paid sick and safe time.
  • App-Based Worker Deactivation Rights Ordinance (SMC 3.40) goes into effect on January 1, 2025, providing several deactivation-related rights and protections for covered workers.

Labor Protections for App-Based Workers Flier

2024 Notice of Rights for App-Based Workers

The 2024 Model Notice of Rights for App-Based Workers is also available in Arabic/ عربي, Amharic/አማርኛ, Chinese/中文, Japanese/日本語, Korean/한국어, Oromo/Oromiffa, Russian/русский, Somali/af Soomaali, Spanish/Español, Tagalog, Tigrigna/ትግርኛ, Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt.

Please click each box below to access information about coverage and rules for each law.

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