Bringing Together Research on Work Scheduling Policy

Awarded Scholars:
Susan J. Lambert, University of Chicago
Lonnie Golden, Pennsylvania State University
Project Date:
Mar 2018
Award Amount:

Co-funded with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

New work hour standards for workers in hourly-paid jobs—such as “fair workweek,” “secure,” or “predictive” scheduling policies—have been implemented in San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, and the state of Oregon, and elsewhere. Similar legislation is being considered in cities such as Chicago, states including California and New York, and nationally in the Schedules That Work Act. However, the extent to which these laws are effective in addressing actual scheduling practices has not yet been evaluated. The extent to which firms have implemented the provisions also remains unclear. While several studies are in progress, current efforts to monitor this legislation are largely disjointed. Organizational psychologist Susan Lambert and economist Lonnie Golden will organize a conference at the Russell Sage Foundation to coordinate ongoing research on work scheduling policy between scholars across several disciplines and stakeholders in scheduling legislation, such as staff from policy organizations, labor groups, business organizations, and government. 


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