More part-time work for some

More than 100 of downtown’s businesses may be impacted by the San Jose Opportunity to Work Ordinance when it goes into effect March 13.

They must offer additional work hours to existing qualified part-time employees before hiring any new employees including subcontractors or help from temporary staffing services.  Ultimately, part-timers at qualifying companies would earn more pay for working more hours, and those achieving an average of 35 hours or more per week would be considered full-time.

The city will be responsible for investigating any violations and can order violators to pay penalties.

San Jose voters approved the ordinance with almost 64 percent of the vote in the November 2016 election.
The Office of Equality Assurance has additional information.  Call 408-535-8430.