Fox News: Seattle pushes sweeping new rules for worker schedules, employers cry foul

Fox News, 2/25/2016

The ordinance is still being written, but it is expected to include:

  • A guarantee that workers get at least 11 hours of down time between shifts
  • A requirement that workers get schedules a week in advance, or else be paid time-and-a-half if shifts are added inside that timeframe
  • A requirement that employers pay employees for a few hours of work not performed if shifts are taken away

Several of these components are being pushed by Working Washington, the same group that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.