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Support bill to increase flexibility in job scheduling

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I am a mother and lawyer, who finds current law so difficult to work with that I have opted to completely step out of the work force for about seven years, in order to give the basics of nurturing to my children. I long for more structures of support so that I might find it easier to contribute my skills to the community and still care for my children. For this reason, I support AB 2127, the Small Business Family Scheduling Option of 2008, which would allow employees and employers flexibility in work schedules by allowing a small business to agree to provide scheduling options requested by an employee. This option would allow a small employer (25 or fewer employees) to agree to an employees request to work four 10-hour days a week, or eight nine-hour days and one eight-hour day in two weeks. This bill applies exclusively to small businesses that are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Flexibility in daily overtime rules benefits both employers and employees. Working a compressed four-day workweek provides for up to 50 extra days each year for the average full-time employee. Workplace flexibility isn't just about working families or women, it's about everyone. We encourage your support for AB 2127. Tiffany L. Clark, Esq. Sacramento