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Low-Wage Workers’ Advocates Recommend
Policies That Curb Erratic Work Schedules

March 13, 2014, 4:00 AM

The growing use by employers of “just-in-time scheduling” compounds the problem of unpredictable workdays that many employees continue to face, according to a policy brief released March 10 by the Center for Law and Social Policy and two other groups.

In “Tackling Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules,” CLASP, the Retail Action Project and Women Employed cite a study that said erratic work schedules can lead to stress and strain on an employee’s family life, transportation obstacles and difficulty finding and keeping child-care arrangements. Such schedules also make it difficult for employees to return to school to advance their education, the ...