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2015 June

Work Schedules and Working Families

Solutions to a Growing Problem

By Carrie Gleason, Shawn Sebastian & Sherry Leiwant

As more American workers are employed part-time in hourly low-wage jobs, more of them are struggling with unstable work schedules that disrupt family life and make attaining an education or holding a second job almost impossible. Some states are taking steps to remedy work-schedule abuses with reporting-pay, right-to-request, and split-shift or spread-of-hours laws. Federal legislation that embraces all of these reforms has been introduced.

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