“The Vigdor Measurement & Evaluation study illustrates that the current landscape for hourly employee schedules is complex. It is encouraging to see that many hourly employees in Seattle are already satisfied with how their employers handle scheduling. This is consistent with the results of a recent employee survey led by the Seattle Restaurant Alliance.
We urge the Council to proceed carefully on exploring legislation affecting scheduling practices. One thing that is clear from the report is that there is no single policy solution to address the crux of the issue, affordability – a concern that the Chamber is deeply engaged in through our work on housing, expanded transit, and middle-income jobs. As the authors point out, addressing Seattle’s high cost of living ‘would ease many scheduling-related burdens more effectively than any direct regulation of worker scheduling.’”
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