A National Repository of Resources on Job Scheduling Policy

August 04, 2014

Particularly in lower-wage jobs, unpredictable and unstable schedules are becoming the norm. This means that many workers receive their schedules at the last minute, days or hours before they are to work; have little input into their schedules; the timing of their shifts fluctuates from week-to-week; and the number of hours they receive (along with their paychecks) rises and falls unexpectedly. Many workers are juggling the demands of their jobs while also caring for families, working in second jobs, and going to school. For these workers, volatile scheduling practices make maintaining an already delicate balance of work, family, education, and more, nearly impossible. Their challenges have ripple effects, touching children, communities, and the economy.

This page is a national repository of resources related to scheduling issues, including the latest scheduling policy news, research, and legislative developments. To add your resources, please send us an email.

News and Blogs
Video and Audio Content
Research, Reports, and Briefs
CLASP Publications
Data and Surveys
Schedules and Business
Schedules and Public Policy
Schedules and Child Care
Schedules and Low Wage Work
Schedules and Flexibility
Schedules and Retail Jobs
Schedules and Higher Education
Scheduling Legislation, Laws, and Rules
Proposed Federal, State, and Local Legislation
The following bills related to work schedules have been introduced:
Reporting Time Pay Requirements
Reporting Time Pay rules require employers to pay workers for a minimum number of hours if they are sent home before the end of their shifts. The following states have such requirements:
Call-In Pay Requirements
“Call-in pay” rules require employeers to pay workers for a minimum number of hours if they are called in to work when when they are not scheduled to be working. For a chart showing which states have such requirements (mostly for public sector workers), see link above for an overview of which states have such laws.
Right to Requests Laws
“Right to request” laws give workers the right to request a flexible and/or predictable and/or stable schedule without fear of retaliation. Such laws exist in the U.S.
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