SF Retail Workers Bill of Rights: New Burdens for SF Employers Starting July 3rd
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

When: Friday, June 12, 2015
From 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Where: Online
Online Webinar
Contact: 415-291-1992

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Webinar Details

Qualifies for 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC) / HRCI Recertification Credit, 1 California Credit

Registration: NCHRA Members $0 / General $49



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.


About the Presenter

Eric Steinert is a partner in the labor and employment department of Seyfarth Shaw in their San Francisco office.  Eric was born and raised in the Chicago area, received a B.A. from Rice University in 1990 and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, in 1993.  After law school Eric clerked for a federal judge, and he has represented employers exclusively in employment matters for the last twenty years.  Eric has extensive experience in single-plaintiff employment litigation, wage and hour class actions, traditional labor matters and advice and counsel.


Thank You to Our Generous Webinar Sponsor:


Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings and Webinars). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.