Adopting Flexible Work Schedules for Families

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Five months after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned employees from working from home, San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu is proposing a family-friendly workplace rule that he says would help families balance work and home life. Employees who are parents and caregivers could request a flexible work schedule, including job sharing, telecommuting, or part-time employment. But business owners and other critics say the government shouldn't intrude on how they run their companies. Should San Francisco be the first city in the nation to enact a flexible work provision?

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San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance


David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and supervisor for District 3, and lead author of "The Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance"

Mark Klaiman, owner of Pet Camp, and co-chair of the small business advisory council of the S.F. Chamber of Commerce