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Two weeks’ scheduling bill faces first committee

Should workers in low-wage service jobs get two weeks’ notice about their schedules? It’s a priority for organized labor this year, which is sponsoring AB 357 to prohibit the last-minute shifts and cancellations common for retail and restaurant employees.
But a tough fit awaits the bill. Industry groups are firmly opposed, arguing that businesses need more flexibility to deal with sudden customer or worker demands. The California Chamber of Commerce has placed AB 357 on its influential list of “job killer” legislation, targeting it for defeat. (Sac Bee, 21 April, 2015)

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