A bill was unanimously approved recently by Chicago’s City Council that will force employers of large firms in the state to give at least two weeks’ notice of schedules to their employees. When last minute changes occur, they will have to be compensated. However, the rule will only apply to workers who earn $26 or less per week.
The “fair workweek” has actually been in developmental stages for over two years in eight industries. Should this become law, it will be an unprecedented move in America.
It could be particularly challenging however, for those in the medical and healthcare sectors. Initially, the Illinois Health and Hospital Association put forward an opposition but after efforts were made on both sides for a compromise solution, this was withdrawn.