New San Francisco Ordinance Tries for Family Friendly Workplaces

In unique legislation intended to fight the flight of families from San Francisco workplaces, the city enacted an ordinance to give qualified workers the right to request flexible working arrangements.

The measure was introduced in June by San Francisco Supervisor David Chu, who explained the thinking behind the ordinance in a legislative fact sheet supporting the proposed legislature:

The ordinance was approved and takes effect Jan. 1, 2014. Features of the ordinance include:

These new developments are likely to be watched by employers and other municipalities.

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