OLR Bill Analysis
AN ACT PROHIBITING "ON-CALL" SHIFT SCHEDULING FOR EMPLOYEES.
This bill requires employers to provide employees with at least 24 hours' notice of their shifts. The requirement applies to employers and employees who are covered by the state's minimum wage law, but not health care employees or temporary or day workers. Under the bill, a “shift” is the consecutive hours an employer requires an employee to work or be on call to work, excluding any breaks shorter than one-hour or less.
The bill specifies that it does not
1. prohibit employees from working if they receive less than 24 hours' notice of their shift, as long as they mutually agree to do so with their employer;
2. prohibit employers from adopting scheduling policies that are more beneficial to employees; or
3. diminish an employer's obligation to comply with any contract, collective bargaining agreement, employment benefit plan, or other agreement with polices that are more beneficial to employees.
Lastly, the bill allows the labor commissioner to adopt regulations to implement and enforce its provisions.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017
Labor and Public Employees Committee
Joint Favorable Substitute