RIGHT TO REEMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING LAYOFF DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

RIGHT TO REEMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING LAYOFF DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Overview

On April 6, 2021, the Board of Supervisors passed the Right to Reemployment Following Layoff Due To COVID-19 Pandemic Ordinance amending the Police Code to create a right to reemployment for certain employees laid-off due to the COVID-19 pandemic if their employer seeks to fill the same position previously held by the laid-off employee, or a substantially similar position, and to reasonably accommodate employees who cannot work because of a family care hardship.
 

The Right to Reemployment Ordinance will take effect on May 16, 2021. It covers all Eligible Workers who were impacted by layoffs due to COVID-19 that took place after February 25,  2020.  It will remain in effect either until July 3, 2021 (one year from the effective date of the Back to Work emergency ordinance) or the termination of the February 25, 2020 state of emergency, whichever is latest.


Reporting Requirement to City of San Francisco

Employers covered by this legislation are required to report the following to the San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD):

A Notice of Layoffs of 10 or more employees who work in San Francisco and have been laid off within a 30-day period since February 25, 2020. This notice should be reported within 30 days of when the ordinance becomes effective, unless the layoff was reported under the emergency ordinance.
 

All Notices of Reemployment Offers made and whether they were accepted or rejected for all eligible workers in San Francisco who received layoff notices since February 25, 2020.
 

Notice of Layoffs forms are available HERE

Notice of Offers of Reemployment forms are available HERE

For more information about the Back to Work Ordinance, eligibility, and employer obligations, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


Questions

If you are an employer - Please submit questions to backtowork@sfgov.org or contact the OEWD hotline at (415) 701-4817.

If you are an employee – Please submit your questions to workforce.connection@sfgov.org or contact the OEWD hotline at (415) 701-4817.


Available Resources

Legal Aid at Work (866) 864-8208.