Oregon is first to pass Fair Scheduling Law... How will it impact adult learners?

This week, Oregon’s legislature approved Senate Bill 828, making it the first state to pass legislation establishing fair scheduling standards for retail, hospitality, and food service workers employed by corporations. The governor indicated that she will sign the bill into law. Some policy experts believe that this bipartisan victory will also help expand the momentum for fair scheduling campaigns around the U.S. 

Oregon’s legislation will guarantee that retail, hospitality, and food service chain workers receive one week advance notice of their schedules (increasing to two weeks by 2020), compensation for last-minute schedule changes and for on-call workers who are not called into work, and a right to have input into their schedules. Workers will also have the right to rest between shifts and to receive a good faith estimate of their weekly work hours upon hire, according to analysis by CLASP.

How could these provisions impact the learners in your programs, where regular attendance is impacted by work schedules?  Are you aware of similar efforts to establish fair scheduling standards in your state? 

Mike Cruse

Career Pathways Moderator



How does work scheduling impact your learners' ability to attend class?