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SF Retail Workers Bill of Rights: New Burdens for SF Employers Starting July 3rd


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.


2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mountain
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific

The San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights goes into effect July 3, 2015 and will significantly impact retail employers in San Francisco. 

This law imposes new burdens and penalties for virtually any employer providing retail consumer products and services in San Francisco.  The law was designed to regulate large national chains, but in practice will encompass almost any retail employer with at least 20 San Francisco employees and at least 20 locations worldwide. After July 3rd, these employers will face significant new restrictions on their use of part-time and on-call employees, as well as scheduling for all employees.  This new law also imposes new posting and record retention requirements, prohibitions against retaliation, janitorial and security contractor obligations, and change-of-control forced hiring obligations.

The penalties are serious, including one to four hours’ pay per employee, per shift, administrative fines ranging from $50-$500, per employee, per day, double damages, reinstatement , enforcement costs, and joint and several employer liability for cleaning/security contractor noncompliance.

Employers must take action now in order to comply with the numerous new obligations imposed by this law starting July 3rd.  This webinar will explain the new law, analyze new potential exposure, explore numerous ambiguities in the law, and discuss action items for employers to become compliant before the law takes effect.

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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.