Stop Unfair Scheduling Practices

Women are half the workforce, and mothers of children at all ages are providing essential household income. Even so, mothers are still more likely than fathers to be the primary caregivers for their children. Unfortunately, women are also much more likely to be low income earners, with little or no control over work schedules. Unpredictable schedules and last-minute assignments create havoc with child care arrangements and reliable income. This impacts women more than men, and also decreases business productivity and drags on the economy.

The Schedules That Work Act would require businesses with 15 or more employees to consider a worker's request as to hours, location, and scheduling, and for a predictable schedule. The employer would be prohibited from retaliating against a worker making such a request. Additionally, the employer would not be able to bring in an "on call" worker, then send her home before completing her shift without compensation if demand is low.

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