Fair Workweek Ordinance


Draft Implementing Regulations for the Fair Workweek Ordinance will be made available for public comment beginning June 26, 2017 through July 31, 2017.  The Draft Implementing Regulations will be posted on this website with a link to submit written comments.  Hard copies of Draft Implementing Regulations will also be available at 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville during regular business hours, and written comments may be submitted by mail or in person during regular business hours.

The Fair Workweek Ordinance becomes effective July 1, 2017.  From July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 the City will implement a “soft launch” of the ordinance.  The City will used this initial six month period to focus on education of employers by accepting and investigating complaints of violations of the Fair Workweek Ordinance, however penalties and fines will not be assessed.  Full enforcement of the Fair Workweek Ordinance, including all penalties and fines for violations, will begin on January 1, 2018.  Beginning July 1, 2017, and throughout the soft launch period, employees may still pursue a private right of action as provided in the Fair Workweek Ordinance.

On July 25, 2017 the City Council instructed staff to bring the draft regulations for the Council’s consideration at their September 5, 2017 meeting. The draft regulations will be presented for the Council’s approval at this meeting.

Draft Fair Workweek Ordinance Regulations

Draft Fair Work Week Regulations Feedback Form

Please use the following form to submit comments and questions about the Fair Workweek Ordinance draft regulations. The full text of the draft regulations are available above. Please refer to the full version while filling out the feedback form.

All comments are voluntary and can be made anonymous; just leave a first name for the contact information if you do not want the City of Emeryville to respond to your comments. 

Comment Letters from the Fair Workweek Regulations Feedback Form:

Online Submissions from the Fair Workweek Regulations Feedback Form:

Fair Workweek Ordinance Open Forums

The City invites feedback on draft regulations from July 1st through July 31st 2017. The City is sponsoring several open forums to receive public comments on the draft regulations. Public comments can be made at the open forum and/or online throughout the comment period. 
Saturday, July 22nd
12:30pm - 2pm & 4pm - 5:30pm
Emeryville City Hall
1333 Park Ave.

Thursday , July 27th
12:30pm - 2pm
Bay Street Community Room
1st level - Lobby A
Next to Management Office
Open Forum Comments
 Friday, July 21st
Bay Street Community Room
1st Level - Lobby A (Next to Management Office)

Wednesday, July 26th
Bay Street Community Room
1st Level - Lobby A
Next to Management Office
Open Forum Comments

Employer Open Forum Presentation. (pdf) 
Forums for employees will be held in an “open office hours” format. We welcome employees to stop by anytime throughout the duration of the sessions. There will not be a formal agenda. There will be a Live Web Stream of the Employer Open Forum click here for the details.

Background on Ordinance Process

Ordinance Highlights (outline of specific ordinance provisions) 
Chronological Order of Process: