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New York City Issues Final Regulations, Notices, Forms, FAQs for Fast Food, Retail Workers Scheduling Law

  • November 29, 2017

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on November 27, 2017, announced in a press release that the Fair Workweek Law applicable to fast food and retail employers became effective on November 26. The Law is intended to reform scheduling practices for fast food and retail workers in the City. The DCA also issued the related required employee notices, overviews, Frequently-Asked-Questions, and complaint forms on the same day. The Final Rules were published on November 28.

The notices, overviews, FAQs, and complaint forms are available on the DCA’s dedicated “Fast Food and Retail Workers” page: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/workers/workersrights/fastfood-retail-workers.page.

Employers must post the required notices (the notices must be on 11x17-inch paper). There are separate notices for fast food employers and for retail employers. Currently, the required notices are available only in English, but the DCA will be providing these notices in other languages.

For more information, see our articles, Mayor Signs Major Workplace Reforms for Fast Food & Retail Workers and New York City Issues Proposed Rules for Fast Food, Retail Workers Scheduling Law.

Jackson Lewis will offer further updates on the Law, the Final Rules, and the FAQs.

Contact the Jackson Lewis attorney with whom you regularly work for assistance in modifying your organization’s practices to comply with the new law.

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