Indiana Bill Simplifies Scheduling For Business Owners

Date: April 06, 2016 Last Edit: April 07, 2016

Senate Bill 20 fosters stability for Indiana employers and employees

Indiana Bill Simplifies Scheduling For Business Owners

Scheduling can be a nightmare for business owners with multiple stores.

Indiana legislators passed a bill that streamlines statewide scheduling regulations, which has benefits for both the employer and employee, NFIB/Indiana State Director Barbara Quandt Underwood said.

Senate Bill 20 states that employers may not establish scheduling policies that exceed the requirement of federal or state law. This gives both employers and employees a sense of stability when it comes to scheduling, Underwood said.

This bill makes it easier for a franchisee to manage multiple locations, and it also helps employees by letting them know scheduling is consistent throughout locations if they need to transfer. The change will let owners run their businesses more efficiently, Underwood said.

Bills such as SB 20 have faced some opposition from those who say “pre-emption” laws take away too much power from local governments, but the law will be beneficial for business owners across the state, Underwood said.

“For those that have multiple locations, it can be extremely cumbersome to navigate different municipal regulations,” Underwood said. “Ensuring that schedules adhere to state policy regardless of location will allow small businesses an opportunity to implement scheduling tactics uniformly.”

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