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Recognize and Avoid Scheduling Abuse

September 30, 2020 | 197 views

Recognize and Avoid Scheduling Abuse
Recognize and Avoid Scheduling Abuse

If you’re reading this, you probably are a conscientious manager who tries to schedule employees in the best way possible. And yet, employees often complain about poor scheduling or how managers who take advantage of them.

Last year’s Schedules that Work Act brought additional focus to scheduling workers equitably. It is labor-friendly legislation, and managers must follow its rules to avoid lawsuits from employees.

On the flip side, it is also possible for employees to manipulate schedules to their advantage. When this happens, it creates inequity among staff and exposes organizations to scrutiny and possible legal backlash. Employers must watch for signs of scheduling abuse, no matter the source.

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