NYC: New Legislation Regarding Temporary Work Schedule Changes

Effective July 18, 2018, employees who have been with their organization for 120 or more days and work at least 80 hours per year will be allowed to make two temporary changes per year to their schedules for personal events. The new legislation will require employers to allow temporary schedule changes for reasons including providing child care and attending legal proceedings.

JD Supra outlines the permissable uses for the new legislation:

The bill, Introduction No. 1399-2016, requires employers to grant temporary schedule changes for an employee’s request:

(1) to provide care to a minor child or to a person living in the caregiver’s household with a disability who relies on the caregiver for medical care or the needs of daily living;

(2) to “attend a legal proceeding or hearing for subsistence benefits to which the employee, a family member or the employee’s care recipient is a party”; or

(3) to attend to “any circumstance that would constitute a basis for permissible use of safe time or sick time” under the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (the Sick Time Act).

For more information on the court decision, please click here.

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