Fair Work Scheduling

To reduce difficulties associated with inadequate, unpredictable, and unstable work schedules for low-income hourly employees, some companies, localities, and states enact policies to promote fair work schedules. States can determine who is eligible for fair work scheduling protections. Policies typically cover at least one of the following aspects of work scheduling: predictability, employee input, and adequacy of hours and compensation.

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Rigorous research shows that unpredictable, unstable work schedules have negative consequences for workers and their families, and evaluations of fair work scheduling interventions at the company and local levels are ongoing.

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Effective policies and strategies to impact this goal include: Child Care Subsidies Paid Family Leave State Earned Income Tax Credit Parents have the skills and incentives for employment and the resources they need to balance
Fair work scheduling is theoretically aligned with these policy goals: Access to Needed Services Optimal Child Health and Development Parents Ability to Work Nurturing and Responsive Child Care in Safe Settings Parental Health and Emotional