Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Employee work schedules. Requires an employer that owns or operates at least one retail sales establishment in Indiana and employs 15 or more employees to provide each newly hired employee with a good faith estimate in writing of: (1) the minimum number of scheduled shifts that the employee may expect per month; and (2) the hours and days that the shifts generally will be scheduled. Provides that the employer is not bound by the estimate. Provides that an employee may request a modification of the employee's schedule. Requires the employer to consider the employee's requested modification, and at the employer's Employee work schedules. Requires an employer that owns or operates at least one retail sales establishment in Indiana and employs 15 or more employees to provide each newly hired employee with a good faith estimate in writing of: (1) the minimum number of scheduled shifts that the employee may expect per month; and (2) the hours and days that the shifts generally will be scheduled. Provides that the employer is not bound by the estimate. Provides that an employee may request a modification of the employee's schedule. Requires the employer to consider the employee's requested modification, and at the employer's discretion, accept or reject the request. Requires an employer to offer part-time employees additional hours before hiring additional part-time employees. Requires an employer to provide notice to employees of the schedule of the hours and days of work, including on-call shifts, at least 14 days before the schedule's start date. Provides that whenever an employer changes a schedule after giving the 14 day notice, the employer must provide notice of the change and pay compensation to the affected employee depending on how much notice is given. Requires an employer to pay compensation to an employee for each on-call shift for which the employee is required to be available, but is not called in for work. Provides additional compensation for a split shift. Provides for exceptions to payment of compensation for schedule changes. Provides that an employer or any other person may not interfere with, restrain, or deny an employee's exercise of or attempt to exercise these rights. Provides that an employer may not take any adverse employment action against an employee for exercising the employee's rights. Establishes a procedure for the commissioner of the department of labor to investigate and enforce violations of these rights. ... View more