Predictive Scheduling Laws Impact Business

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By Steven John

Employers in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities in recent months have been adjusting to fair scheduling laws sometimes referred to as “predictive” or “predictable” scheduling.

The laws can prove costly for businesses making last-minute scheduling changes to ensure there are enough employees on stand-by to cover shifts.

According to Ari Hersher an employment lawyer and partner in the San Francisco office of law firm Seyfarth Shaw “these are well-intentioned laws; however, there have been unintended negative consequences for the business community.”  

For example, a catering company who gets a last minute rush job order will not have the staff at hand to complete the order and lose the business.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.