SF supervisor wants flexible work law

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 08: President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and mayoral candidate David Chiu looks on as he campaigns on a street corner in North Beach on November 8, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Candidates for San Francisco mayor are making one last push to encourage people to vote as San Franciscans head to the polls to vote for a new mayor, district attorney and sheriff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco businesses would be required to offer parents and caregivers flexible work schedules under a proposal a city supervisor wants to take before voters in November.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Supervisor David Chiu's measure would allow workers to ask their employers to adjust their start times, telecommute or job share.

Employers would be able to deny the request only if it created an undue hardship for the company, including increasing its costs or affecting its ability to meet customer or client needs.

Chiu plans to introduce the proposal at the board of supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

His proposal comes as Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has banned working from home, sparking a debate about telecommuting and other programs intended to balance work and home life.