Evaluating the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance: Employer Perspectives
Population Sciences at University of California, Berkeley
February, 2019

Findings from our survey of Bay Area employers indicates that the San Francisco PPLO significantly increased the proportion of San Francisco firms offering paid parental leave, from 44% in 2016 to 75% by 2018. Paid leave offering increased in surrounding counties as well, but by a much smaller amount. We find little evidence that implementing new policies or expanding existing paid leave policies negatively affected employers. 78% of San Francisco firms supported the PPLO, while only 6% opposed it.