Seattle Passes Historic Fair Workweek Law

September 20, 2016

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Seattle is the second city to pass a comprehensive set of work hours.
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In a historic vote, the Seattle City Council passed the country’s second comprehensive fair workweek law, giving tens of thousands in the city more input into their work hours and giving workers more advance notice of shifts, fair compensation when shifts change unexpectedly, and eliminate harmful back-to-back shifts called “clopenings.” The move comes just days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his support for similar protections for fast-food workers and indicates growing momentum for the fair workweek movement.