California Hours of Work laws & HR compliance analysis

California Hours of Work: What you need to know

The San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance gives employees the right to request a flexible or predictable working arrangement to assist with their caregiving responsibilities. The city of San Francisco and private employers that directly or indirectly employ 20 or more employees are covered by the new ordinance. A covered employee may request a flexible or predictable working arrangement to assist with care for a child under the age of 18 for whom he or she has parental responsibilities; a person with a serious health condition in a family relationship with him or her; or a parent who is aged 65 or older. The ordinance defines "flexible working arrangement" as a change in an employee's terms and conditions of employment that provides flexibility to assist him or her with caregiving responsibilities, including a modified work schedule, changes in workday start or end times, part-time employment, job-sharing arrangements, working from home, telecommuting, a reduction or change in work duties, or part-year employment. "Predictable working arrangement" means a change in an employee's terms and conditions of employment that provides scheduling predictability to assist the employee with caregiving responsibilities.
San Francisco’s new Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights covers any retail establishment with 20 or more workers that shares a formula with at least 20 locations. A “formula” means the establishments have common signage, merchandise, design, or trademark. Coverage goes beyond retail goods and includes banks, hotels, theaters, restaurants, and bars. Anyone buying a covered retail location must guarantee a job for the whole workforce for 90 days, absent cause for termination. ...

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