Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) (a) For the purposes of this section:
(1) "Employee" has the same meaning as provided in section 31-58 of the general statutes. "Employee" does not include any health care employee, as defined in section 19a-490q of the general statutes, or any temporary or day worker, as defined in section 31-57r of the general statutes;
(2) "Employer" has the same meaning as provided in section 31-58 of the general statutes; and
(3) "Shift" means the consecutive hours an employer requires an employee to work or to be on call to work, provided a break of one hour or less shall not be considered an interruption of consecutive hours.
(b) Each employer shall provide not less than twenty-four-hours' notice to an employee of such employee's shift.
(c) Nothing in subsection (b) of this section shall be construed to prohibit an employer from adopting policies related to scheduling that are more beneficial to an employee than those required pursuant to said subsection.
(d) Nothing in subsection (b) of this section shall be construed to diminish the obligation of an employer to comply with any contract, collective bargaining agreement, employment benefit plan or other agreement providing policies that are more beneficial to an employee than those required by this section.
(e) Nothing in subsection (b) of this section shall prohibit an employee from working a shift for which such employee received less than twenty-four-hours' notice from the employer if such shift is mutually agreed upon by the employee and the employer.
(f) The Labor Commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes to provide for the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of this section.