Connecticut lawmakers propose bill to compensate last-minute employer-imposed schedule changes
Connecticut lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require some large businesses to compensate workers for last-minute employer-imposed schedule changes, according to Connecticut Public.
The Connecticut General Assembly is considering the bill that would require the food service, retail, and hospitality industries with at least 500 employees to “make every effort” to stick to the schedules they negotiated with each employee, according to Connecticut Public.
Bill sHB5353 would require employers who cancel workers’ shifts to compensate their employees half their wages for that shift; employers who schedule workers for shifts starting within 11 hours of the end of their last shift would have to pay those workers' overtime.
The bill is being proposed by the Labor and Public Employees Committee and would affect about 250,000 employees in Connecticut.