There is a growing movement to put in place protections in the workplace from difficult scheduling practices like providing workers with very little notice of their schedules, and little say in when they work. Since 2014, ten states have introduced scheduling legislation to curb abusive scheduling practices in low-wage jobs. This issue is particularly important to women who make up two-thirds of workers in low-wage jobs and still shoulder the lion’s share of caregiving responsibilities. One important question for advocates and lawmakers to consider is how to balance workers’ need to make some changes to the posted schedule with their need for a more predictable and stable schedule.
In this webinar, experts discuss workers’ need for predictability and control over their schedules, the impact that scheduling problems have on families, and state policy solutions for the problem of difficult scheduling practices in low-wage jobs.
- Charly Carter, Maryland Working Families
- Jenya Cassidy, California Work & Family Coalition
- Anna Haley-Lock, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work
- Elizabeth Johnston, National Women’s Law Center
- Andrea Paluso, Family Forward Oregon
- Liz Watson, National Women’s Law Center