Politicians are full of well-intentioned policies that blow up in the face of workers. Connecticut’s new “fair work week” scheduling proposal is the latest example.
The state Senate recently passed Senate Bill 668, a bill which would penalize employers for making schedule changes for hourly-paid employees. The law primarily targets industries with unpredictable demand, such as restaurants and retail shops that often experience rushes at peak hours along with some down time. If passed by the House, evidence shows it could have detrimental effects for Connecticut’s hourly workers.