December 11, 2018

Have you heard of one of the newer HR compliance trends that has been springing up around the country lately: predictive scheduling laws?  If not, and you have employees working in retail, food services, or the hospitality industries, pay attention here!  Many states and cities have started passing predictive scheduling laws requiring that an employer give employees reasonable notice as to what the employee’s hours and schedule will be (usually between 10 days and two week notice), provide employees sufficient advance notice of changes to that schedule, and provide newly hired employees with an as-accurate-as-possible guesstimate as to how many hours that employee will be working.  The most recent of these laws passed in Philadelphia (which only applies to companies with more than 250 employees overall AND that have at least 30 locations worldwide) is set to be signed into law soon and will become applicable starting January 1, 2020.  Other jurisdictions with some form of predictive scheduling laws include: Emeryville and San Francisco in California; New York City; Oregon (statewide); and Seattle.  If you have questions about how to comply with these laws, do not hesitate to contact our experienced counsel at myHRcounsel!

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