Require at Least 2 Weeks' Advance Notice of the Work Schedule for Hourly Employees at Certain Businesses

Last updated: May 14, 2015

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Gina Melaragno, House 62
Session: 127
Bill #: LD 1217



UPDATE 4/30/15: The committee voted Unanimously Ought Not to Pass. The bill is dead.


This bill requires employers who employ 100 or more employees in the State to provide hourly employees at least 2 weeks' prior notice of the employees' work schedules, with compensation owed for schedule changes under certain circumstances. The bill also requires these employers to keep certain business records for at least 3 years.

The bill provides that the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards may investigate possible violations and receive complaints of possible violations from the public. A fine of $50 per day is due for any noncompliance. The Attorney General may also file a civil action seeking additional remedies. The department may adopt rules regarding compliance with and enforcement of these provisions, and the bureau must report to the Legislature periodically on violations of the law and the bureau's efforts.