D.C. bill would stabilize workers' schedules

D.C. council members are considering a bill that would make some workers more predictable.


A measure in the District would set guidelines for how some employers schedule their workers and when changes can be made to their shifts.

It’s called the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act. The D.C. Council held a hearing on the issue Thursday.

The bill would keep retail and restaurant owners from erratically changing their employees’ shifts. Schedules could not change without at least two weeks’ notice.

Workers support the measure because it would help them schedule child care and juggle other jobs. Several employers are against it because they need flexibility in their scheduling.

The bill is still in the discussion phase.


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