NYC “Fair Workweek” Legislation Effective November 2017

As part of a continued effort to increase worker protections in New York City, new “Fair Workweek” legislation will go into effect November 26, 2017. The law will prohibit retail employers from scheduling on-call shifts, canceling regular shifts within 72 hours of the shift start time, requiring employees to “work with fewer than 72 hours’ notice without written consent”, and requiring an employee to “contact his or her employer to confirm whether the employee should report for a regular shift fewer than 72 hours” before the shift begins. Additionally retail employers must provide a written work schedule no later than 72 hours before an employee’s first shift on the schedule, and the documentation must be retained for three years.

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