Introduced by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on October 22, 2014 To mandate that, unless prevented by a “bona fide business reason,” employers must grant an employee’s request for a change in the terms and conditions of employment, including shifts, schedules and hours, if the request is based on a serious health condition, or the employee's “responsibilities as a caregiver,” or enrollment in a career-related educational or training program, or (for part timers) to accommodate second job. If an employee’s request is not based on these factors and is rejected, the bill would mandate that employers give a written explanation. It would also impose additional pay and minimum hour mandates on employers in the retail, food service, or cleaning service sectors. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on October 22, 2014