Seattle Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance
Nicole Dieker
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This law is so overdue! It’s disrespectful on a basic level to expect employees to be on call until a day or two before the employer decides when they’ll actually work or on the day the decision is made without being paid for the disruptions caused by that kind of life. Employees who are on call like that can’t schedule a babysitter, let alone plan to go out with friends or work another job or take care of a sick or infirm family member.

Clopening is also terrible, and while I wouldn’t blame an employer for asking an employee to very, very occasionally clopen in a pinch, to make that request/ demand on a regular basis basically says that the employer’s need to save money is more important than the sleep and basic health and happiness of its employees.

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