Economic Development Committee Backs Fair Work Week Proposal

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The City Council’s Economic Development advanced this week a Fair Work Week proposal by Councilmember Curren Price, which would impact 147,000 retail workers in Los Angeles.

“When I worked to pass the City’s minimum wage policy, I heard from people that raising the minimum wage was good, but that it didn’t mean income security if they didn’t receive enough hours,” said Price, who introduced the motion in March. “The Fair Work Week policy would bring stability, predictability and flexibility to people working retail jobs in LA.”

The new policy, which would affect retail businesses in the City with 300 or more employees, outlines six key regulations including: written and posted work schedules, two weeks’ notice of work schedules, right to request a flexible schedule/right to decline hours without retaliation, predictability pay, right to rest between shifts of 10 hours and access to additional hours.

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