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    In response to calls for so-called ‘predictive scheduling’ laws in the City of Los Angeles, VICA President Stuart Waldman said:
    “Predictive scheduling hurts the people it purportedly helps, and the advantages of flexible shifts works both ways. For example, a business employing students on a part-time basis works with their employees to prepare a schedule that is suitable for both the business and the employee. Students often don’t know what their class schedule will be until a week or two before the start of classes, and a flexible employer will work with their employees to juggle other commitments and priorities.
    “On the other side, a small restaurant with ten employees can’t predict their scheduling needs weeks in advance. If a large catering order is placed with three days’ notice, the restaurant needs to be able to staff that event, providing extra hours to those employees who are able to help out with short notice.
    “Labor groups know that predictive scheduling is not a real solution, which is why they will lobby for an exemption for unionized employees. This proposal is yet another example of unions bullying small businesses and pushing employers out of Los Angeles.”

    The mission of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) is to enhance the economic vitality of the greater San Fernando Valley region by advocating for a better business climate and quality of life. Visit www.vica.com for more information.

    Contact: Stuart Waldman, President
    Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA)
    Office: (818) 817-0545 / Cell: (818) 439-1983
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