San Francisco has added two ordinances with which employers must comply with beginning July 3, 2015. The San Francisco Formula Retail Labor Protections Ordinance* includes provisions which impact scheduling, on-call work, worker retention and time off for formula retail employees. Despite its name, the new law impacts many employers who are not in the retail industry including restaurants, movie theaters, fitness and gym facilities, financial services companies, spa, salon and massage establishments, and more. Join us to learn more about how the law impacts your business and best practices for ensuring compliance.
Continue Reading Upcoming Event: San Francisco Formula Retail Worker Bill of Rights – Are You Safe?

1335488_24491270It may be time to review your company’s employment application and hiring process. The common “Have You Ever Been Convicted of a Felony?” question on employment applications will soon be a thing of the past for many California state and local agencies and private sector employers hiring or recruiting applicants to work within the City and County of San Francisco.

Effective July 1, 2014, state and local government agencies will no longer be permitted to ask a job applicant to disclose, in writing or verbally, if they have been convicted of a crime.
Continue Reading New Ban the Box Restrictions Effective in San Francisco July 1, 2014 and August 13, 2014

Employers in the construction industry throughout California must prepare for an increase in the number of California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“Cal/OSHA”) inspectors who will check employers’ fall protection safety systems.  The increase in inspections is a response to the events that occurred between May 18 and May 21, 2014, when four construction workers

San Francisco has joined the growing numbers of cities and states around the country implementing “ban the box” legislation which restricts inquiries regarding an applicant’s criminal records on applications for employment and during job interviews.  The EEOC recommends “banning the box” in line with its guidance regarding convictions and consideration in use of information based

San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance has been amended to require additional obligations for covered employers with workers in the City and County of San Francisco.  The amendments will take effect January 1, 2012. The Ordinance requires many employers to spend a specified minimum amount toward certain health care expenses for their employees working in