Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” will appear on “Fox & Friends” on Saturday, February 27 at 6:45 a.m. to discuss the new rules that are being proposed in Seattle on how companies establish their employees’ work schedules.
The Seattle City Council recently proposed a set of rules that shifts the power away from employers when it comes to how employees are not only paid but scheduled to work. Although it is still being drafted, the proposed ordinance would guarantee workers at least eleven hours of downtime between shifts, allow workers to receive their work schedule two weeks in advance or else be paid time-and-a-half if shifts are added inside that timeframe and require employers to pay employees for a few hours of work not performed if shifts are taken away.
This 11-hour downtime provision in the bill is to prevent the practice of “clopenings,” in which employees who stay late at night to close are also asked to open up the store the next day. The city also ratified raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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