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Marilyn Moore

Representing Bridgeport, Monroe & Trumbull

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Senator Moore Applauds Passage of Bill Prohibiting On-Call Shift Scheduling

HARTFORD, CT – Today, the Labor and Public Employees Committee passed Senate Bill 764, “An Act Prohibiting ‘On-Call’ Shift Scheduling,” a proposal that would prohibit the unfair practice of ‘on-call’ shift scheduling. Senator Marilyn Moore is a co-sponsor of the bill.

“On-Call” shift scheduling is an employment policy which requires hourly workers to hold their days and hours open in case they may be required to work, with no guarantee or promise that they will be needed. Despite setting aside their time, if employees are not called into work, they are not paid. This bill would require employers to let employees know twenty-four hours in advance whether or not they are needed for a scheduled shift. In Connecticut, nearly 250,000 workers are employed in this type of job.

“I’m glad that we are finally taking a step towards ending this unfair and irresponsible policy,” said Senator Moore. “The unpredictability of this type of schedule puts a strain on working families and adversely affects women and people of color. Too many families are living paycheck to paycheck and in a state of uncertainty. Passing this legislation is the morally right thing to do.”

The bill now awaits a vote by the Senate.

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