Yesterday, we attended a meeting at San Francisco City Hall where the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) gave an overview of the San Francisco Retail Labor Protections ordinances.
As our loyal readers know, we have been writing about the comments and activities surrounding the San Francisco ordinances known as the “Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights” for a few months, with our most recent blog post here and our Management Alert here.
In March 2015, Supervisors Mark Farrell and Eric Mar proposed two amendments to the ordinances. Those proposed amendments would: (1) redefine “Employer” under the ordinances to mean any person or entity that owns or operates a Formula Retail Establishment with 40 or more (rather than 20 or more) Employees in San Francisco; and (2) allow CBAs to include a clear and unambiguous provision where some or all Formula Retail Labor Protections are expressly waived. We anticipate the Board of Supervisors, or a Sub-Committee of the Board, will address these proposed amendments at a meeting in May.
At yesterday’s meeting, the OLSE presented a slide deck reviewing the ordinances, and answered questions from attendees. The OLSE also released a fact sheet regarding the ordinances (available here) and, in the future, potentially may roll out other guidance around the ordinances’ implementation.
In the meantime, the OLSE will be conducting a webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, April 29th, at which the OLSE is anticipated to again take questions under submission.