Fast Food and Retail Workers

DCA’s OLPS enforces NYC’s Fair Workweek and Fast Food Deductions laws, which took effect on November 26, 2017.

Note:
  • Employers cannot punish, penalize, retaliate, or take any action against employees that might stop or deter them from exercising their rights under the law. Workers should immediately contact OLPS about retaliation.
  • The law covers workers regardless of immigration status.

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Fast Food Workers

Under the Fair Workweek Law, fast food employers in NYC must give workers good faith estimates of when and how much they will work, predictable work schedules and the opportunity to work newly available shifts before hiring new workers. Under the Fast Food Deductions Law, fast food employers must honor employee requests to deduct voluntary payments from their paychecks to send to nonprofits that have a registration letter from DCA. The law covers nonprofits, as well. The law does not allow contributions to labor organizations. Download Important Information for Fast Food Employers/Workers: NYC’s Fair Workweek & Fast Food Deductions Laws.

Fast food employers must post the notice, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO A PREDICTABLE WORK SCHEDULE, where employees can easily see it at each NYC workplace. Download a copy in:

  • English
  • Note: Please monitor this page for the notice in additional languages.

OLPS accepts complaints about employers, including unlawful scheduling practices and failing to provide work schedules in advance. Download the complaint form in:


Fast food employers must post the notice, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO NONPROFITS THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER, where employees can easily see it at each NYC workplace. Download a copy in:


OLPS accepts complaints about employers, including failing to deduct voluntary payments from workers' paychecks to send to selected nonprofits. Download the complaint form in:



Retail Workers

Under the Fair Workweek Law, retail employers in NYC must give workers predictable work schedules. Download Important Information for Retail Employers/Workers: NYC’s Fair Workweek Law.

Retail employers must post the notice, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO A PREDICTABLE WORK SCHEDULE, where employees can easily see it at each NYC workplace. Download a copy in:

  • English
  • Note: Please monitor this page for the notice in additional languages.

OLPS accepts complaints about employers, including unlawful scheduling practices and failing to provide work schedules in advance. Download the complaint form in:



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