San Francisco Breastfeeding Ordinance

On July 30, 2017, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed an ordinance (No. 137-17) requiring all San Francisco employers to provide a clean, comfortable place to pump breast milk. Employers must also:

  • Create and implement a lactation accommodation policy.
  • Inform employees of their rights to request and take breaks to pump.

After January 1, 2019, violators may be penalized up to $500. However, employers may seek a waiver if compliance with the law would cause an undue hardship.

The law is effective January 1, 2018.

Read the ordinance