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Chicago City Council Kills Predictive Scheduling Legislation

April 9, 2019, 4:55 PM

The Chicago City Council failed to advance a bill that would have required employers to provide workers two weeks’ notice of scheduled shifts. Employers would have had to compensate employees for unscheduled work time and last-minute schedule changes.

The exact nature of how the council’s Committee on Workforce Development and Audit killed the bill was unclear. Meeting minutes or status update weren’t immediately available on the city’s website.

Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot responded to the news in a Facebook post April 9 that said “it’s not over.”

“I know how important these issues are,” the mayor-elect said. “My mother worked...

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