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  The Employee Guide:  RULES
Throughout this guide we describe two approaches to implementing the FFWO:

     The first (“Compliant Approach”) explains the minimum needed to request a schedule change
     The second (“Collaborative Approach”) meets the FFWO minimum and strengthens outcomes

All covered employers must implement FFWO. On a voluntary basis, they can choose the more inclusive and mutually beneficial approach outlined in the second track.



The basic requirements of the FFWO can be summed up as:  Who? What? Why?

     Who is eligible? Those who…

         ► work for any San Francisco employer with 20 employees or more, regardless of location
         ► have been employed for at least six months
         ► work at least eight hours per week on a regular basis

     What can they request?

         ► Flexible Work schedules, such as:
                Number of hours worked (e.g., part-time)
                Times worked (e.g., flextime or compressed week)
                Work location (telework)
                Work Assignments

         ► Predictable schedules

     Why do they qualify? To care for...
         ► child or children under the age of eighteen
         ► person(s) with serious health condition in a family relationship with the employee
         ► parent (age 65 or older) of the employee


A broader, more collaborative approach meets, but exceeds the FFWO standards. Ask your employer if such practices are already in place or can be created from these resources. In such environments:

     Who is eligible?
         ► Typically all regular employees with 6 months tenure.

     What can they request?
         ► Any common flexible or predictable schedule – or hybrid.

     Why do they qualify?
         ► Personal reason does not disqualify; positive or neutral business impact is the goal.
Flex Request Resources

The pioneering SF nonprofit New Ways to Work began introducing flexibility into organizations four decades ago.

Today New Ways sponsors Collaboration@Work, a project supporting superior implementation of the new “Right to Request” ordinance.

It collaborates with employers, government and employees to build a more flexible San Francisco.

SF-FFWO Website
The City’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement enforces the new law. This official site hosts the law, forms and official information.

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