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04.04.22

SF SHINES GRANT

From San Francisco Office of Small Business

SF Shines is San Francisco’s storefront improvement grant program for small businesses and nonprofits.

Design Services grants aim to assist businesses in getting permit drawings for improvements to their storefronts to help with compliance, safety, and business operations.

Grantees will get access to a licensed architect who can ensure that a project will comply with applicable with local, state, and federal laws and codes.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, until funds are exhausted.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE

Send questions to: sfshines@sfgov.org

https://sf.gov/departments/office-economic-and-workforce-development/office-small-business

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04.04.22

ADA INSPECTION GRANTS

From San Francisco Office of Small Business

This grant will pay for an inspection of your storefront from a Certified Access Specialist, licensed architect, or licensed engineer and help small businesses required by landlords to comply with accessibility projects.

Businesses can receive:

Up to $1,000 for inspections of the front entrance only

Up to $3,000 for full inspection of place of business

Apply anytime through June 30, 2022.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE

Send questions to: sfosb@sfgov.org

https://sf.gov/departments/office-economic-and-workforce-development/office-small-business

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LABOR LAWS

Note: these ordinances are in addition to all the various State and Federal laws

ALL EMPLOYERS

Minimum Wage Ordinance

All employees who work in San Francisco more than two hours per week, including part-time and temporary workers, are entitled to the San Francisco minimum wage.

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Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

All employees who work in San Francisco, including part-time and temporary workers, are entitled to paid time off from work when they are sick or need medical care, and to care for their family members or designated person when those persons are sick or need medical care.

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Lactation in the Workplace 
(operative January 1, 2018)

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Consideration of Salary History
(operative July 1, 2018)

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EMPLOYERS WITH 20 OR MORE EMPLOYEES TOTAL
(IN ANY LOCATION)

Health Care Security Ordinance
Employers with 20 or more employees (and non-profit employers with 50 or more employees) must spend a minimum amount set by law on health care for each employee who works eight or more hours per week in San Francisco.

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Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance
As of January 1, 2014, employers with 20 or more employees are required to consider employees' requests for flexible or predictable work arrangements to assist with caregiving responsibilities.

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Fair Chance Ordinance
As of August 13, 2014, employers are required to follow new rules regarding applicants’ and employees’ criminal history.

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Paid Parental Leave Ordinance
Employers are required to provide up to 6 weeks of supplemental compensation to employees who receive California Paid Family Leave benefits to bond with a new child. This requirement applies to employers with 50 or more employees total (worldwide) as of January 1, 2017, employers with 35 or more employees as of July 1, 2017, and employers with 20 or more employees as of January 1, 2018.

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FORMULA RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS

Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances
As of July 3, 2015, formula retail establishments must follow two new laws on scheduling, hours, and retention of employees.

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