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San Jose's Opportunity to Work Ordinance takes Effect

Mar 15, 2017 12:28:51 AM / by Deborah Hyde posted in hr compliance, Front Page Post, Opportunity to Work, San Jose, California, Deborah Hyde



In the November 2016 election, San Jose voters approved a ballot measure that would require employers to offer additional hours to existing part-time employees before hiring new employees. The measure, known as the Opportunity to Work Ordinance (the Ordinance), took effect March 13, 2017. Though the goal of the Ordinance is to provide part-time workers with the opportunity to work additional hours, earn higher wages, and - in some instances - become eligible for benefits, it does impose a number of new employer obligations.

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