WRA is hosting a June webinar with the law firm Lane Powell to cover how retailers must prepare for Seattle’s new scheduling ordinance that takes effect on July 1, 2017.
The one-hour presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m., PST.
Final rules for the ordinance have been published. Generally, it requires retailers with at least 500 employees nationwide to post work schedules two weeks in advance or face possible fines. It also requires new available hours to first be offered to existing employees before hiring. Scheduling records reflecting work schedule changes must be kept for review for a three-year period.
The following issues will be covered during the webinar:
- Are you a covered employer?
- What employees are covered?
- What is an NAICS Code and why does it matter?
- What is a good faith estimate and when must you provide it to employees?
- When can you grant or deny an employee’s schedule change request?
- What is an interactive process and when is it required?
- When must you pay for on-call time?
- When will you be required to pay additional wages for changing an employee’s schedule?
- How will you advertise job openings?
- How do you meet the requirements of the ordinance, given your unique business operations?
- What actions do you need to start working on now?
- What actions are prohibited?
- Can you get sued for failing to follow this new ordinance?