Here are the rules and regulations to keep an eye out for in your area including:
“Scheduling mandates reduce workplace flexibility, one of the top reasons ... to work in our industry. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that [servers] have come out against the proposed mandates.”—Mike Whatley
Next year is an election year, so operators should watch out for ballot initiatives, says Mike Whatley, VP of state and local affairs for the National Restaurant Association. Last year, four states passed minimum wage increases on their ballot initiatives.
Paid family leave
A scheduling bill that would require restaurateurs with at least 500 employees worldwide to set schedules seven days in advance by 2018, and 14 days by 2020, is a top priority for Oregon democrats. The bill would also put an end to back-to-back opening and closing shifts, guaranteeing at least a 10-hour break between shifts.
A bill gaining traction is looking to build upon the state’s overtime regulations. The proposal looks to adopt the Obama administration’s overtime regulation that increases the overtime threshold to annual incomes of $47,476, and has been paused due to a court injunction.