This has sparked a new trend in the world of shift workers in the US, following the trends of countries like Australia. Many states and cities have now adopted predictive scheduling laws. These laws are meant to protect the work-life balance and financial stability of employees through fair and advanced scheduling practices.
These laws have largely targeted the fast food, service, hospitality, and retail sectors where fluctuating work schedules are common. At Deputy, we are committed to helping our customers increase their awareness of trustworthy resources that can help them keep track of pending changes and ensure they’re complying with any new mandates that could affect their businesses. To date, the movement toward predictability involves only a handful of states, but it's expected to expand to other areas in the future.Will your business be prepared?
What is predictive scheduling?
States & cities with predictive scheduling laws in place
States/cities in the process of passing/ considering predictive scheduling laws
Commonalities between predictive scheduling laws
Employee rights & how employers are affected
Employer penalties for law violations
Scheduling law requirements & how employers can comply
Several U.S. states and cities have already adopted predictive scheduling legislation. See if yours is one of them, and prepare your business today.
A: Predictive scheduling – also referred to as ‘fair scheduling,’ the ‘Fair Workweek’, ‘secure scheduling’, 'predictable scheduling’, 'advanced scheduling', and 'restrictive scheduling' – is a set of regulations and laws that place conditions and penalties on employers in relation to scheduling practices. These laws aim to put a stop to on-call scheduling and protect the work-life balance of employees with advance scheduling. But, nearly half of employers admit they won’t be able to hold up their end of the bargain, which could land them in hot water when it comes to complying with city and statewide labor laws.
A: To date, the following jurisdictions have the enacted predictive scheduling laws:
A: If your business is covered under new predictive scheduling laws, it’s time for your business to implement a workforce management system that can streamline the scheduling process and help comply with these predictive scheduling laws no matter what state you’re in. Deputy’s leading workforce management software handles complex compliance laws that other workforce management software cannot.
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