Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Unpredictable scheduling practices subject workers to irregular and inconsistent work hours and provide them with little to no control over their schedules. These practices have been shown to cause negative health outcomes including increased stress, food and housing insecurity, and negative effects on mental and emotional wellbeing.

In this project, funded by the TIME’S UP Foundation as part of the inaugural class of researchers of the Time’s Up Measure Up initiative, Center for Public Health Law Research staff explored laws at the federal, state, and local level that regulate workplace scheduling to better understand how laws that seek to address unpredictable scheduling affect women in the workplace prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the detailed analysis in the Full Report.

Read a Policy Brief that summarizes key findings of the full report, offers policy recommendations, and establishes a research agenda for understanding the impact of laws regulating workplace scheduling on women.

Watch the Research in Practice series.