Fair Scheduling

An Act relative to the scheduling of employees - H.1974 - S.1236

  • Requires employers to give employees at least 14 days' notice of schedules and allows employees to rest between shifts

  • Allows employees to collect unemployment benefits if their employer’s failure to comply with the bill results in the employee leaving the job

  • Requires employers to pay out predictability pay if the details of their employees' shift are changed after the 14 day period ends

the decision makers

Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

Who on committee has co-sponsored:

state senators:

Patricia Jehlenred x
Patricia Jehlen (D)
Somerville

chair

Walter Timiltygreen check
Walter Timilty (D)
Milton

chair

Sal DiDomenicored x
Sal DiDomenico (D)
Everett
Paul Feeneyred x
Paul Feeney (D)
Foxborough
Jason Lewisgreen check
Jason Lewis (D)
Winchester
Patrick O'Connorgreen check
Patrick O'Connor (R)
Weymouth

state representatives:

Josh Cutlerred x
Josh Cutler (D)
Duxbury

chair

Tram Nguyenred x
Tram Nguyen (D)
Andover

chair

Elizabeth Maliagreen check
Elizabeth Malia (D)
Boston
Steven Ultrinored x
Steven Ultrino (D)
Malden
James Hawkinsgreen check
James Hawkins (D)
Attleboro
David Robertsonred x
David Robertson (D)
Tewksbury
John Rogersred x
John Rogers (D)
Norwood
Jonathan Zlotnikred x
Jonathan Zlotnik (D)
Gardner
Gerard Cassidyred x
Gerard Cassidy (D)
Brockton
Donald Wongred x
Donald Wong (R)
Saugus
Todd Smolared x
Todd Smola (R)
Warren

Who has co-sponsored:

History of the bill

2021

Oct 2020

Bill reporting deadline (Too late in session to pass this year)

2020

Jul 2019

Hearing held (Labor committee)

Jan 2019

New version of the bill introduced

2019

Jul 2018

Sent to study without even having a hearing

2018

Jan 2017

H.3144, more limited precursor bill introduced

2017