Now that San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance has been in effect for a couple of weeks, it’s completely understandable that employers would want to know if the law applies to them. The uncertainty is particularly acute for employers with fewer than 20 employees in San Francisco, but more than 20 employees in total.
I previously tried to divine the answer from language in the mandatory poster. Now comes news that the City’s Board of Supervisors is considering an amendment to specifically state that the Ordinance applies to employers with 20 or more employees regardless of location. According to the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement’s website, the amendment is intended to clarify the scope of the Ordinance. When that clarification will be forthcoming has yet to be clarified. Stay tuned.