o-san-francisco-union-square-facebook1The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) has issued final rules, effective March 1, 2016, implementing the Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances (sometimes known as the “Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights”).

Background
The two Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances (effective as of July 3, 2015) regulate hours, retention, and scheduling at some “formula retail establishments.” The ordinances apply to formula retail establishments (or chain stores) with at least 40 formula retail establishments worldwide and 20 or more employees in San Francisco, as well as their janitorial and security contractors.

Final Rules and Required Notice
The final rules implementing the ordinances include details on topics such as:

  • Determining whether a formula retail establishment has 20 or more employees;
  • Overtime pay and offers of additional hours to part-time employees;
  • Calculating an employee’s “regular hourly rate” under the law; and
  • Calculating predictability pay when an employer adds hours to or subtracts hours from a scheduled shift with less than 24-hours’ notice.

Additionally, the Formula Retail Employee Rights Notice is now available. Covered employers must post this notice in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job site where any of their covered employees work.

Additional details and examples are available in the text of the final rules. A fact sheet and FAQs are also available on the OLSE’s website.

To review other state laws specific to California, visit the State Lawssection, click on California, and choose your topic of interest from the left-hand navigation menu.

HR360 Editorial Team http://www.hr360.com

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