Fair Work Week Legislation


Unpredictable scheduling is on the rise across the country as the part-time and around-the-clock labor force expands, and there is a growing movement to give employees, most of them low-wage, more control over when they work.

Jobs with Justice is working with Coalition partners to introduce, lobby for and pass Fair Scheduling reform in the Massachusetts State legislature.

We support The Fair Work Week Bill bill because for the first time, workers in restaurants, retail establishments, and the hospitality industry would be able to count on:

  • The right to 14 days advance notice of hours

  • The right to request specific hours without retaliation from the employer

  • The right to rest for 11 hours between shifts

  • The right to be offered any additional available hours before an employer can hire a new employee to fill them

  • The right to collect unemployment benefits when an employer’s failure to comply with Fair Scheduling practices is the worker’s reason for leaving a job

Link to Bill

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Website: For more information on the bill and upcoming events please go to the Fair Work Week Massachusetts website