The final vote on the proposed amendments to the San Francisco Formula Retail Worker Bill of Rights has been delayed until July 7, 2015. The amendments include a three-month grace period along with several other changes:
- More Narrow Coverage: threshold number of locations in order to be a covered employer increased from 20 to 40 establishments worldwide;
- Collective Bargaining Agreements: employees can waive all protections with bona fide, express CBA provision;
- On-Call Employee Predictability Pay: on-call employees will also receive “predictability pay” if their schedules are changed with less than 7-days’ notice;
- Delayed Enforcement: the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement will only issue warnings for violations during the first three months following the July 3rd operative date;
- Clarified Notice Provisions: employers may notify existing part-time employees of additional available hours by posting in a conspicuous workplace location; and
- Clarified Acceptance of Additional Hours: employees will have three days to accept in writing any offer of additional hours tendered by employer.
The law is operative beginning July 3. Employers should take immediate steps toward compliance with all provisions of the law and begin educating the appropriate personnel.
Quick tip: the law requires equal access to paid and unpaid time off for part-time and full-time employees.