Laid off employees in the hospitality, restaurant, stadium and travel-related industries will get first dibs at jobs at their former employer when that employer reopens if Oakland city council members approve an ordinance to be considered Tuesday.
The way that this law would work is that employers do not need to hire back any more employees than they need but must offer laid off workers their jobs based on seniority.
The ordinance is meant to protect older workers who employers might replace with younger workers and it is meant to protect workers who have stood up for themselves or coworkers.
After a rehire offer is made, workers will have 10 days to decide whether they want to go back to work for the employer who laid them off.
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air. Listen below...