skip to main content

H.R. 5159 (113th): Schedules That Work Act

Call or Write Congress

To permit employees to request changes to their work schedules without fear of retaliation, and to ensure that employers consider these requests; and to require employers to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain growing low-wage occupations, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

George Miller

Sponsor. Representative for California's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014
Length: 37 pages
Jul 22, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 22, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Norton Tells Low-Wage Workers at Rally that Changes in Congressional Policy are Key to Ending Inequality
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 16, 2014

Miller, Harkin, Warren, DeLauro Introduce Legislation to Establish Fair Work Scheduling Practices
    — Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] on Jul 22, 2014

Norton to Speak at Rally with Low-Wage Workers Protesting Walton Familys Unfair Labor Practices, Tomorrow
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 15, 2014

More statements at ProPublica Represent...


Jul 22, 2014

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5159 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5159. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 5159 — 113th Congress: Schedules That Work Act.” 2014. June 14, 2021 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.