More bad news for business interests in the Pacific Northwest as predictive scheduling will become effective in Oregon in just over one month. Last year you may recall, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law the first statewide predictive scheduling mandate in the nation, Senate bill 828,. The dictate, which applies to non-exempt employees working for retail, hospitality and food service businesses with 500 or more employees worldwide, takes effect on July 1, 2018. Final regulations implementing the law are still being written, but covered businesses will need to give (beginning in 2020) 14 day advance notice of work schedules (and not change them), provide a rest period between shifts of at least 10 hours, and provide new hires with a written, good faith estimate of the employee’s work schedule detailing the median number of hours he/she can expect to work in an average one-month period. There are still more provisions in the law that Oregon employers will need to know, and we can expect to see continuing efforts to spread predictive scheduling across the country.