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New Seattle law requires businesses to post schedules 14 days in advance

SEATTLE -- A new law in Seattle will require managers post work schedules at least 14 days in advance.

The Secure Scheduling Law also requires employees get at least 10 hours off between shifts, the Seattle Times reports.

Employers are also required to give part-time workers more hours before hiring new employees, and give preference to employees with child and health care needs.

The law, which took effect Saturday, is intended to help people in food or retail jobs who have unpredictable hours.

It only applies to companies with more than 500 employees, and full-service restaurants with 500 employees and 40 or more locations.