Retail Lobby Urges DC Council To Can Worker Schedule Bill

Law360, New York (January 14, 2016, 8:02 PM EST) -- The National Retail Federation sent a letter Wednesday to a Washington, D.C., City Council committee urging it to abandon proposed retail scheduling legislation that would require retailers to give workers their schedules three weeks in advance or face fines. 

The retail lobby told the Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs that its Hours and Scheduling Stability Act of 2015 would be be damaging for local retailers and could harm the workers it aims to protect, saying employers and employees alike rely on flexible scheduling to accommodate unforeseen events that arise.

"Scheduling mandates are restrictive for all parties involved and have sweeping unintended consequences," says...

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