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The Department of Labor to Help With Employee Scheduling?

On July 15, 2015, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. Mass.) and Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D. Conn.) have introduced the “Schedules that Work Act,” (S.1772 and H.R.3071), which would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules. The Act states that employees have a right to more flexible, predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices. If enacted, the Act would require employers to make, keep, and preserve records of compliance with the Act, and post a notice in the workplace explaining employees’ rights under the Act.