TEMPORARY RIGHT TO REEMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING LAYOFF DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC EMERGENCY ORDINANCE

TEMPORARY RIGHT TO REEMPLOYMENT FOLLOWING LAYOFF DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC EMERGENCY ORDINANCE (also known as the “BACK TO WORK” Ordinance) - EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 2, 2020
 

Overview

The Temporary Right to Reemployment Following Layoff Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Ordinance (also known as the “Back to Work” Ordinance) requires certain employers operating in San Francisco to offer reemployment to eligible employees laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related stay at home and shelter in place orders issued by the City of San Francisco when they are rehiring for the same or similar classifications. 

 

Employers that operate in San Francisco are covered by the law if they employ 100 or more employees (regardless of where they are located). 

Employees of these employers are covered by the law if they were employed for at least 90 days in 2019 and if they suffered layoff due to the pandemic emergency.

 

Reporting Requirement to City of San Francisco

Employers with 100 or more employees 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 guidance to the ordinance became effective on August 7, 2020, or within 30 days from the date of the layoff, whichever is later.

 

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

The ordinance went into effect on July 3, 2020 and will remain in effect through November 2, 2020.  The ordinance requires offers of reemployment be made to employees who were laid off since February 25, 2020, the date of the Declaration of Emergency issued by Mayor London Breed

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.