DCWP enforces NYC’s Fair Workweek Law. The law covers workers regardless of immigration status. Employers cannot punish, penalize, retaliate, or take any action against employees that might stop or deter them from exercising their rights under the law.
DCWP will be updating materials to reflect expanded protections for fast food workers, which took effect on July 4, 2021.
Under the Fair Workweek Law, fast food employers in NYC:
- Must give workers regular schedules that stay the same week-to-week
- Must give workers work schedules 14 days in advance of the start of the schedule
- Must pay premiums for schedule changes or clopenings
- Must give workers a chance to say no to extra work or to clopenings
- Must give current workers the opportunity to work more regular hours before hiring new employees
- Cannot fire or reduce the hours of a worker by more than 15% without just cause or a legitimate business reason
- Must reinstate laid off employees by seniority when hours become available
NEW! DCWP enforces NYC’s Fair Workweek Law, which protects fast food workers. DCWP created an overview for employers and employees. It includes important new rights.