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Jerry Brown
What's my work schedule? Employees deserve an earlier answer
What's my work schedule? Employees deserve an earlier answer

Over the last few years, many large employers of part-time workers — such as retailers and restaurant chains — have adopted what's known as "just in time" scheduling, which gives workers little or no notice of what days they'll be working. In some cases, workers show up as scheduled, only to be told they have no shift that day. Other times workers are sent home early, before their shifts are done, or they're required to check in on scheduled days to see if they are in fact needed. These systems help businesses reduce labor costs and better match staffing with fluctuating customer demands. But what's good for business is not always good for workers,...

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