Currently, several cities and states across the U.S. have passed predictive scheduling laws. In short, the laws require employers to fulfill all or a combination of the following:
- Provide notice to employees about their working schedule between 72 hours to two weeks in advance.
- Compensate employees when a scheduled shift is cut short, changed, or canceled.
- Discontinue “clopening” shifts, so employees get at least 10 or 11 hours off between shifts.
- Keep scheduling records for at least three years.
- Offer additional hours to existing employees before hiring new ones.