Proposed Federal Legislation:

The most comprehensive piece of legislation introduced in Congress is the Schedules that Work Act. In addition, several other bills would address aspects of scheduling challenges.

  • Schedules that Work Act (S.1772/H.R.3071): The federal Schedules that Work Act (SWA) is currently under consideration in Congress. The bill would improve workers’ access to fair and sustainable schedules by (1) giving workers the right to request scheduling changes without fear of retribution from their employer and giving some groups of workers the right to receive such accommodations and (2) giving workers in the retail, restaurant, and building cleaning industries the right to advance notice of their schedules, compensation for last minute changes, split shift pay, and other protections (Bill Text) (Summary).

Proposed State and Local Legislation:

A growing number of state and local jurisdictions are considering legislation that would guarantee workers access to fair and sustainable schedules. The following legislation is under consideration or has previously been considered:

2016

2015

  • DC – Hours and Scheduling Stability Act of 2015 (Draft Proposal)(Summary)
  • Minneapolis Working Families Agenda- Earned Sick Time & Fair Scheduling (Draft Proposal)
  • The Schedules that Work Act – Federal (Bill Text) (Fact Sheet)
  • City of Albuquerque Council Bill No. O-15-57: The Albuquerque Fair Workweek Act (Introduced 6/15) Bill Text
  • Oregon House Bill No. 3377 (Introduced 1/15) (Bill Text)
  • Oregon Senate Bill No. 888 (Introduced 1/15) (Bill Text)
  • New York Assembly Bill No. A3055 (Introduced 1/15) (Bill Text)
  • New York Senate Bill No. S2414 (Introduced 1/15) (Bill Text)
  • New York Senate Bill No. S4363 (Introduced 1/15) (Bill Text)
  • Illinois House Bill No. 3554 (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • Connecticut House Bill No. 6933: An Act Concerning Predictable Scheduling for Employees (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • Minnesota House Bill No. 1139: Fair Scheduling Act (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • Minnesota Senate Bill No. 1330: Fair Scheduling Act (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • Minnesota House Bill No. 1093: Working Parents Act (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • Maryland House Bill 969: Fairness in Scheduling (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • Maryland Senate Bill No. 688: Fairness in Scheduling (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • Maryland House Bill No. 1027: Right to Rest Act (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • California Assembly Bill No. 357: Fair Schedule and Pay Equity Act (Introduced 2/15) (Bill Text)
  • Massachussets SD 1829 – An Act establish fair scheduling for employees in the Commonwealth (Introduced 1/15) = (Bill Text)
  • Massachussets HD 2248 – An Act establishing just schedules for employees(Introduced 1/15) = (Bill Text)
  • Oregon House Bill No. 2010 (Introduced 1/15) (Bill Text)
  • Indiana Senate Bill No. 416 (Introduced 1/15) (Bill Text)
  • Michigan Senate Bill No. 1112: Employee Scheduling Accommodation Act (Introduced 10/14) (Bill Text)