Bill of Rights For SF Restaurant Workers Now in Effect

San Francisco introduced a revolutionary 'Retail Workers Bill of Rights' this week that looks to ensure more predictable schedules and other opportunities for retail and restaurant workers in the city. The policies apply only to formula type businesses that have at least 40 establishments worldwide, which the San Francisco Planning Department estimates at least 18 percent of the city's restaurant employees currently work for.

The ordinances, which were originally approved last year, require these types of chain restaurants to post schedules fourteen days in advance, to pay employees who are sent home early, and to offer full time positions to current part time employees before hiring outside help. Learn more about these new requirements here