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Retail chain store law update

New laws for chain stores now operative.

The San Francisco Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances became operative on July 3, 2015. This blog previously provided an overview of these laws. For additional information including answers to frequently asked questions, go to the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement site.

The Board of Supervisors will consider a pending amendment to the laws on July 7, 2015. The proposed changes concern:

  1. Which employers will be covered (increase the number of retail sales establishments employers must have from 20 to 40)

  2. Pay for employees scheduled for on-call shifts when their shifts are changed with less than seven-day’s notice

  3. Enforcement (warnings only for the first three months following July 3, 2015)

  4. Part-time employees’ right to take three days to decide whether to accept additional hours

  5. Employers’ ability to notify employees of offer of additional hours by posting a notice in the workplace


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June and July 2020 employment law decisions

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June 2020 employment law decisions

Airline workers are protected by California’s wage and hour laws only if the base of work operations is in California. June 29, 2020, California Supreme Court, Charles E. Ward v. United Airlines, Inc.

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