MD "Fair Scheduling" bill died in committee

Date: March 31, 2015

Related Content: Victories State Maryland

Update: HB 969, the so called “fair scheduling” received an unfavorable report vote, 20-0 with two excused absents, in
House Economic Matters Committee on Monday March 30. Cross-file bill,
SB 688, also received a Unfavorable Report vote,
11-0.  This bill is now considered dead and will not be moving forward this session.

HB
969
/ SB 688 
would put restrictions on how employers handle scheduling employees.
This would apply to all employers, forcing small businesses to be
treated
the same as large big box stores.

This bill:

  • Requires 21 day advanced written notice of an employee’s work
    schedule.
  • Entitles employees to 1 hour of additional “Predictability Pay”
    as compensation for any scheduling changes made within 21 days.
  • Employers mandated to post written schedules 21 days in advance
    of the start of each week that includes all current employees, whether or not
    they are scheduled to work or be on call that week.
  • On any day the employer either calls an employee to work unexpectedly,
    or cancels an employee’s shift outside of the fixed 21-day schedule, the
    employer would have to pay the employee’s wages for four hours or the number of
    hours the employee was scheduled to work (whichever is less.)
  • Requires forms of written consent from the employee to any
    changes in schedule.

Outcome: This bill failed to
pass

Position: Oppose

Take Action:

CLICK HERE to thank the legislators who voted against this bill and the “Equal Pay” bill

Related Content: Victories | State | Maryland

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