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Seattle releases proposed rules on restrictive scheduling

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Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards has released an overview of what may be in the proposed rules for its adopted restrictive scheduling ordinance.

The ordinance takes effect on July 1 of this year. It requires larger retailers with 500 or more worldwide employers to post work schedules two weeks in advance.

It further requires employers to offer additional hours to existing employees before hiring from outside and includes fines for violations.

Click here to read an overview of what may be included in the pending rules that will be used to determine how the city enforces the ordinance.

We are urging retailers who have concerns about some of the details outlined to comment or ask questions about the rules by contacting Karina Bull, OLS Senior Policy Analyst, at 206-684-4536 or by e-mailing laborstandards@seattle.gov. More background information is available on the OLS website.  We anticipate having draft rules in the next few weeks and receiving feedback now will allow the City an opportunity to address the concerns before the draft is complete.

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