Government Running Amok

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Watcher
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Government Running Amok

This was taken from an article about the business that owns Burger King among many others. The said they had to have a great communication program with employees because of a City Council "law" which:

"This is a critical requirement for the business because the city council’s new law imposes heavy penalties on quick service restaurants that fail to post schedules two weeks in advance, offer shift covers to all eligible employees or document missed shifts."

Really? A company can be fined for not scheduling their employees in a "timely" manner? This, folks, is what Liberal/Democrats bring to the table...laws on how to live your life the way they want you to live it.

expat
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Watcher longs for the good

Watcher longs for the good old days of child labor and indentured servitude.

Bruce Libby
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I long for some background

I long for some background about this , article from where ,alledged problem behind it ,
applicable state employment laws etc.etc. .
A company owned vs, franchise outlet ?

Matt
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It stems from the practice of

It stems from the practice of just in time scheduling with part-time, at-will employees, mostly with larger retailers. It is not uncommon for schedules to be posted or changed the day before a part-timer has a shift, or for someone who was scheduled for 6 hours to be told to go home after two, and then be called in for a few hours on a day that they were not anticipating having to work. Basically, some larger employers put part-timers on permanent standby. They have to be ready to work at any time, yet still only get 20 hours a week and no benefits.

What do you think of that, watcher? You cool with that?

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Government's got no business

Government's got no business being involved in employer/employee relations.
I don't know about what Watcher thinks, but it seems like a good excuse to go elsewhere for a better job.
The economic policies our President has instituted has given all these part timer/lower wage earners the opportunity to do just that.

Watcher
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It is simple. The job is a

It is simple. The job is a deal made between employee and employer. Government has no say in that deal. The employer can schedule when it wants and the employee can walk at any time.

Yeah Matt, I am cool with that. If I were an employee under those circumstances I sure would look elsewhere. The market place never fails to address or correct such crappy practices.

Bruce Libby
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The but here is you posted a

The but here is you posted a quote that involves government having a say in the deal.

A link for background would be helpful .

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