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OLS releases draft rules on secure scheduling

After several months of work, the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has published a draft set of rules for implementing the secure scheduling ordinance passed by the Council last September.  Tuesday morning, they briefed the City Council on the rulemaking process and what topics they felt the need to address in those rules.

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Few controversies in budget votes today

Budget chair Tim Burgess’s plan for this year was to use two rounds of discussion to build most of the 2017-2018 budget by consensus, leaving today’s meeting to hash out whatever controversies remain. That is exactly how it played out, and even today’s meeting had few major conflicts.

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Council struggles with how to pay for Office of Labor Standards

The City Council has put in a lot of worthwhile hours working on labor regulations to protect vulnerable workers — most recently on “secure scheduling” and paid family leave. They have also clarified that the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is on point to enforce them. But the laws are meaningless if OLS doesn’t have the manpower to enforce them — and that means finding money.

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