Oregon became the first state in the nation to impose scheduling mandates and penalties on private retail, hospitality and food services employers when democratic Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 828 into law this week. The “Fair Workweek” law mandates that employers with more than 500 employees provide a “good faith estimate” of hours and on-call shifts at the time of hire. It also requires those companies give their employees a written schedule one week in advance starting in July of next year (increasing to two weeks starting in July 2020) and provides for “predictability pay” when an unplanned schedule change causes fewer hours than the employee had been scheduled to work. Similarly, should an employee work more than 30 minutes beyond their scheduled shift, the worker would get an additional hour added to their pay. While the law becomes effective July 2018, its penalty provisions kick in January 2019. Predictive scheduling mandates began in San Francisco in 2014, became law in Seattle last year, while New York City implemented “Fair Workweek” dictates earlier this year. Expect to see it under serious consideration in a host of other states and cities moving forward.