RULES TOOLS STEPS TIPS
The Employer's Guide:
As an employer doing business in San Francisco, you have the overall responsibility for implementing the requirements of the new ordinance. Your managers and employees will have to work through requests for flexible and predictable schedules within the framework you set. And the tools they use will play a major role in setting the tone and outcomes of the process.
Throughout this guide we describe two approaches to implementing the FFWO:
The first (“Compliant Approach”) explains the minimum needed to process 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.
FFWO COMPLIANT APPROACH
The FFWO requires that several communications be in writing. Only one template or form is provided, and it is both optional and minimal. You can designate use of a form or informal proposal.
What parts of the process must be in writing?
► Employee schedule request
Change being requested
Date and duration of request
► Manager approval or denial
If denied, business reason must be indicated
► Employee can appeal a denial and the process is repeated
The city provides the following sample request form that can be downloaded below.
FULLY COLLABORATIVE APPROACH
With the collaborative approach you can ask employees to consider the business in any proposal. This means looking for advantages to the business as well as to the employee – and addressing the negative impacts on the organization that might lead a manager to say “no” to a request.
The sample FlexWise™ form below can be downloaded and used if you choose.
If you choose to use the FlexWise™ form, please contact us to request companion manager review and manager response forms.
Copyright ©2014 Rupert & Company