Evaluation of a new labor law, the Fair Workweek Standard, which went into effect January 1, 2020 in Philadelphia. The law aims to deter unpredictable scheduling practices, in which employers shift the burden of volatile customer demand to hourly workers by canceling or changing work schedules at the last minute.
The research project uses an innovative daily diary methodology to gather daily reports from 1,000 low-wage working parents in Philadelphia about work schedule unpredictability, pay, and worker and family mental health. Daily reports are gathered over two one-month periods, once prior to the schedule stability law taking effect and once after the law is implemented. We utilize a unique daily survey tool that our research team created and extensively piloted. No other researchers examining work conditions and family health are utilizing this type of data collection method.
- Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Economic and Psychological Well-Being of Hourly Service Workers and their Families
- Fair Workweek one-pager
- Fair Workweek resources, Philadelphia Department of Labor
- Understanding How Schedule Stability Laws Affect Low-Wage Workers and Families: A Daily Diary Study in Philadelphia, PA