At The Podium
Fixed v. Variable Work Schedules: How to Administer Just-In-Time and On-Call/Reporting Time Policies Amid Growing Legislative Push Toward Predictable Scheduling Practices
Charles S. Plumb
Just-in time scheduling and on-call reporting time policies allow employers an ability to reduce labor costs, but can lead to irregular hours for retail shift employees. California established the Retail Workers Bill of Rights to combat these issues. Recently San Francisco passed the Fair Scheduling and Treatment Formula for Retail Employees Ordinance, which regulates hours, retention, scheduling and treatment of part-time employees. These laws took effect January 29, 2016, and additional compliance rules go into effect March 1, 2016.
Speaking at the 21st Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb discusses just-in-time scheduling and on-call reporting time policies, and their impact on retail employers and employees. His topics include:
- Why there’s a push to enact predictable scheduling laws, and the practical, and bottom line, impact it could have on organizations that need to control labor costs while ensuring adherence to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or state wage and hour laws
- Key differences between on-call and reporting time pay, and do’s and don’ts for calculating compensation so your practices align with the FLSA
- Examples of how “open shift” policies may be updated to “fixed shift” or “flex shift” models to better align with what could be the “next big” employment law trend as we look ahead to 2017
- The practical impact a shift from just-in-time scheduling could have on certain industries, such as service and retail – and recommendations on what such industries should do now to prepare
The Advanced Employment Issues Symposium is America’s leading employment law conference designed to update current HR professionals about emerging state legal and regulatory changes that affect employment law compliance obligations. This three-day conference is held in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 9-11, 2016.