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'Predictable Scheduling' — The Next Big Legislative Trend?

Law360, New York (December 1, 2015, 4:55 PM EST) -- Mark S. Goldstein

Sarah T. Hansel Unpredictable work schedules — including “on-call” shifts — have long been standard in the retail and service industries. Flexible scheduling practices permit employers to make last-minute staffing decisions based on the most up-to-date customer volume information. Recently, however, these long-standing practices have come under fire. Throughout 2015, a wave of legislation aimed at ensuring “predictable schedules” for employees swept the country.

As 2016 approaches, the issue of “predictable scheduling” is sure to be a hot topic for employers from coast...
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