A National Repository of Resources on Job Scheduling Policy

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.


Research, Reports, and Briefs

Scheduling Legislation, Laws, and Rules

  • 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:
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