Ensure Maine Workers' Right To Request a Schedule Change at Their Places of Employment

Last updated: Jun 11, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Barbara Wood, House 38
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 938

Position:

Opposed.

UPDATE: The Committee voted 11-1 Ought Not to Pass. Only Rep. Sophia Warren-I of Scarborough voted in favor of the bill.

UPDATE 5-28-21: The Committee reconsidered the bill so that Rep. Warren could present her amendment which was drafted by Maine Center for Economic Policy.

UPDATE: The bill is dead!

Summary:

Representative Wood of Portland would create a right of an employee to request a change of schedule. The employer is not required to grant the request but must describe in writing the reason for denial if the request is denied. The employee's right to request a schedule change does not apply to employers with 10 or fewer employees. A violation is a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $5,000 may be adjudged.