The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) recently amended its Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) to address teleworking employees. Here’s the scoop…
In March 2022, San Francisco amended its Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance. The amendments which took effect at the start of July 2022, made the following changes:
Expands care by an employee from just parents to care of persons age 65 or older and with whom the employee has a
As a reminder to our readers, the newest amendments to San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) takes effect on July 12th, 2022.
As we previously reported, the newest amendments require San Francisco employers to provide flexible or predictable
On May 27, 2022, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) issued its “Proposed Rules Implementing the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (as amended).”
Local employment ordinances are not unusual in California and exist from San Diego to San Jose. However, San Francisco is unusual in that it has far more comprehensive employment law ordinances than other localities.
Here are some highlights of San Francisco’s employment requirements for employers.
San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance was enacted in 2014 and provides employees with the right to request flexible or predictable work arrangements to assist with caregiving responsibilities. Initially, the ordinance applied to requests to care for a child or a parent over age 65.
The ordinance applies to employers
On March 14, 2022, the City of San Francisco passed amendments to its existing Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (“FFWO”). The amendments, which go into effect on July 12, 2022, will affect any employer with 20 or more employees who has workers either working in or telecommuting out of San Francisco.
In keeping pace with state and federal agencies that are updating public health guidance around COVID-19, San Francisco once again revised its Public Health Order on January 26, 2022 to address vaccination and masking requirements for various businesses that operate in San Francisco, many of which went into effect February 1, 2022. While the California Department of Public Health continues to order most Californians to wear masks in indoor public places, through February 15, 2022, San Francisco authorities seem to believe that because of its previous restrictions, it can create the exceptions identified below.
San Francisco’s Measure L, which passed with the overwhelming support of the voters, will be effective in 2022 for businesses operating in the City of San Francisco. Measure L titled the “Overpaid Executive Gross Receipts Tax”, imposes a supplementary tax on gross receipts or payroll expenses of any business in
On August 2, 2021, the City and County of San Francisco updated Health Officer Order No. C19-07y, entitled “Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage and Reducing Disease Risks (Safer Return Together),” to require all individuals, including the fully vaccinated, to wear face coverings in indoor public settings, with some exceptions.
On August 2nd, seven Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley joined the ranks of Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Yolo counties in issuing local ordinances that reinstitute indoor masking mandates. The orders require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings, with
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released the Voluntary Plan Employee Contribution and Benefit Rates for 2021.
Employers are required to withhold and send state disability contributions to the EDD. The 2021 rates are as follows:
Employee Contribution Rate 1.2% Taxable Wage Ceiling (per
On December 16, 2020, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) issued Order of the Health Officer No. C19-17 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases that the department said could quickly “overwhelm hospitals” in the county, as well as the rest of California, unless the City took measures
“Tourist hotels” in San Francisco must soon comply with Ordinance No. 208-20 enacted on October 9, 2020, which establishes cleaning and disease prevention standards and practices to help contain COVID-19. The ordinance also requires employers to provide training related to these standards for employees, grants employees work and anti-retaliation
Introduction: On May 12, 2020, we reported on a lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the city attorneys of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego against Uber and Lyft on May 5, 2012, seeking to require them to reclassify their drivers as employees, entitled California v. Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC-20-584402 (discussed in further detail here).