(Seattle Channel video of today’s meeting. “Secure scheduling” starts at 51:22)
3:59 PM: “Heck, yeah!” exclaimed City Councilmember Lisa Herbold during the roll call less than an hour ago that brought unanimous approval to her “secure scheduling” bill for large companies’ employees.
She’s been working on it in a unique manner for almost seven months, with open “stakeholder” discussions during meetings of the committee she chairs, Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, & Arts, and with the partnership of the council’s other West Seattleite, at-large Councilmember Lorena González.
Businesses are only covered if they have 500+ employees (and 40 locations for full-service restaurants)
14 days advance notice for schedules
Written good-faith estimate of hours at time of hire
10 hours right to rest between closing and opening shifts (similarly to overtime, this can be voluntarily waived for time and a half wages for the time less than 10 hours)
Predictability pay of one hour of wages only for non-employee requested schedule additions
Half time pay for involuntary reduction in scheduled work hours and on-call shifts
Access to additional hours for existing employees before outside recruitment and hiring
Exceptions for diversity and seasonal hiring
Read the legislation here. Its provisions will take effect July 1st of next year.
10:38 PM: We’ve added the Seattle Channel video of this afternoon’s meeting, which ended about 10 minutes after this vote, because of an unrelated protest.