Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … Predictive Scheduling Laws

Employee Benefit Plan Review March-April 2021

Vanessa K. Manolatou, Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, authored an article in the Employee Benefit Plan Review, titled “Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … Predictive Scheduling Laws.”

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF format):

In a continuing trend, employers are abandoning on-call scheduling as states and cities continue to pass predictive scheduling laws.

What is Predictive Scheduling?

Predictive scheduling laws require employers to give employees adequate notice of when they will work so that they can plan for and around their work shifts.  The idea is that, unlike on-call scheduling, predictable schedules make it easier for workers, especially part-time retail and restaurant workers, to meet their needs, such as working another job, attending school, or arranging childcare.  The laws generally require employers to provide a certain amount of notice of schedule and impose premiums for last-minute schedule changes.