ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deputy, an award-winning workforce management software platform, today announced the release of its Franchise Feature Set to help businesses navigate and comply with the wave of new predictive scheduling laws sweeping the country, as well as to help franchises avoid costly overtime in the age of increasing minimum wage. Deputy is used by several of the world’s largest fast-food restaurant franchises and hundreds of other global franchises, providing the best way for them to stay ahead.
“Predictive scheduling laws are the latest trend in workplace regulations with no sign of slowing down,” said Derek Jones, VP of Business Development at Deputy. “They started in Australia where Deputy was the first to help businesses and, over the past few years, ‘fair scheduling’ laws have been passed by San Francisco, Seattle and New York City, with several other cities on the way. Legislators and labor organizations have become more active in pushing for them and increasing minimum wage, and franchises need to stay ahead of the curve. Deputy provides the tools that empower them to seamlessly remain compliant in the face of rapid and ongoing change.”
Deputy’s cloud-based and user-friendly Franchise Feature Set unites HR and employee management tasks to simplify day-to-day operations and automatically maintains the documentation required by scheduling laws. Benefits include:
- Real-time alerts to let managers know when an employee's schedule conflicts with the laws
- Tracking meal times, rest breaks, and overtime to ensure compliance
- Scheduling app allows workers to easily swap or pick up shifts, check their schedule on mobile device, and manage time off and availability
- Fair Workweek “estimate” of employees' schedule generated for review
- Auto-detects schedule changes and applies appropriate premiums
- One-click payroll based on pay and premiums
- Suggests schedules based on historical data about staffing needs
Businesses can no longer put off complying with these ordinances and trying to avoid costly overtime. Infractions against predictive scheduling regulations can add up quickly, and do significant damage to a business’ bottom line. Try Deputy for free by visiting: https://www.deputy.com/lp/franchise-employee-scheduling-deputy.
Founded in 2008, Deputy is headquartered in Atlanta, U.S., and Sydney, Australia, with offices in the United Kingdom and the Philippines. As the ultimate workforce manager, and an Apple Mobility Partner, Deputy offers best-in-class technology in a cloud-based solution that simplifies scheduling, timesheets, tasking and other employee communication. This, coupled with brilliant mobile apps and one-click payroll integration, equips business managers with the tools they need to get out of the back office and into the action. More than 45,000 workplaces in 73 countries use Deputy to manage their employees. For more information, visit Deputy.com and follow @DeputyApp.