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(a) Formula retail establishments are a major employment base for San Francisco. There are approximately 1,250 formula retail establishments in the City, accounting for approximately 12 percent of all retailers. The City has a strong interest in ensuring that the jobs these formula retail establishments create allow workers to meet basic needs and achieve economic security.
(b) Employers have increasingly moved to scheduling practices that relegate their employees to involuntary part-time status, contributing to the economic insecurity of these employees.
(c) Many part-time workers in our City are not currently given the opportunity to work enough hours to allow them to make a decent living. Approximately one-quarter of part-time workers in the workforce overall are working part-time involuntarily, and the rate of involuntary part-time work is highest among workers in low-wage jobs.
(d) Giving part-time employees of formula retail establishments the opportunity to work more hours when the work is available advances the interests of the City as a whole by creating jobs that keep workers and their families out of poverty, and will help these workers meet basic needs and avoid economic hardship.
(e) Changes in ownership or control of formula retail establishments can result in displacement of their workforce. The City has a strong interest in promoting stabilization of this workforce, which reduces the need for social services and helps these workers avoid economic hardship. A transitional retention period upon change in ownership or control of these establishments promotes stabilization of this workforce.
(f) To safeguard the public welfare, health, safety, and prosperity of the City, it is essential that workers in our community earn sufficient wages to ensure a decent and healthy life for themselves and their families. Prompt and efficient enforcement of Article 33F will provide workers in the City with economic security and the assurance that their rights will be respected.
(Added by Ord. 236-14, File No. 140880, Eff. 1/4/2015, Oper. 7/3/2015)