Service Contractor Worker Retention Reference & Forms
A contract that is subject to the Living Wage Ordinance (LWO) will also be subject to the applicable provisions of the Service Contractor Worker Retention Ordinance (SCWRO). The ordinance states that if a current contractor cannot complete the contract for certain reasons and employees can lose their jobs because of this contract termination, the outgoing contractor must provide the names of these employees to the administering department, the Office of Contract Compliance and the successor contractor. The successor contractor must retain for a 90-day transition period, these employees who:
The successor contractor must retain these employees for the 90-day period at the current living wage rate. At the end of the 90-day period, the successor contractor (or subcontractor, where applicable) must perform a written performance evaluation, and may only terminate an employee for cause. At the end of your contract, the contractor must also submit the same information to the department within 10 days of termination of your contract.Termination Provisions
Failure to comply with the LWO/SCWRO may result in the withholding of payments by the Controller's Office, contract termination, civil penalties or debarment.