Fair Workweek Law

Information for Employers: Fair Workweek Law

DCA’s OLPS enforces NYC’s Fair Workweek Law, 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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FAQs – Fast Food and Retail Employers

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Employer Trainings

Visit our events page for a list of events where a DCA representative can help answer questions about NYC’s Fair Workweek and Fast Food Deductions laws. Interested in scheduling a training for your organization? Email us at OLPS@dca.nyc.gov.


Employer Tools

DCA created the tools below to help employers comply with the Fair Workweek Law.




Fast Food Employers

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.

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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. Note: Employers must also post the notice in any language that is the primary language of at least 5 percent of the workers at the workplace if available below. Download a copy in:


Retail Employers

Under the Fair Workweek Law, retail employers in NYC must give workers predictable work schedules.

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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. Note: Employers must also post the notice in any language that is the primary language of at least 5 percent of the workers at the workplace if available below. Download a copy in: