The concept of "fair" workweeks, scheduling, etc., while primarily a local-government endeavor, is causing a national headache. Given the breadth and complexity, let alone variety, of these provisions, employers must invest in getting to know the specifics of each jurisdiction and, just as importantly, training front-line managers.
A report advocating scheduling requirements and limitations in the District of Columbia is representative of a much-broader movement of this kind.
It appears that coordinated efforts to press for legally-mandated scheduling requirements are underway.
Does the FLSA give employees a right to "predictable scheduling"?