However, in a Board of Supervisors hearing last week, a series of amendments was introduced and passed that will create new changes to the original ordinances previously passed. Among other things, these new changes narrow the number of employers covered by the original two ordinances and contain posting requirements in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tahalog and any other language spoken by at least five percent of the employees within the workplace.
The amendments are as follows:
· Increase the threshold of covered employers of formula retail establishments with 20 locations worldwide to those with 40 or more.
· Allow collective bargaining agreements covering employees of formula retail establishments or employees of property service contractors to waive the protections of the ordinances;
· Provide employees scheduled to work on-call shifts with predictability pay if the employer modifies the scheduling of that shift with less than seven days’ notice;
· Provide that during the first three months following the July 3, 2015 operative date of the ordinances, the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) will only issue warnings and notices to correct to employers who have violated the ordinances;
· Provide part-time employees with three days to accept any additional hours offered to them by their employers; and
· Allow employers to notify employees of the offer of additional hours by posting a notice in a conspicuous location in the workplace in multiple languages.
The county has created a fact sheet on these ordinances that will be able to assist your further. More information on the Formula Retail Protection Ordinances within the City and County of San Francisco is available on the OLSE's website.