New protections against arbitrary firing for fast food workers became effective on July 4, 2021:
The new law includes amendments to the Fair Workweek Law that also became effective on July 4, 2021:
DCWP will be updating materials to reflect expanded protections for fast food workers, which took effect on July 4, 2021. Please continue to monitor this page.
Under the Fair Workweek Law, fast food employers in NYC:
NEW! Download Important Information for Fast Food Employers/Workers: NYC’s Fair Workweek Law in:
NEW! Fast food employers must post the notice, NYC FAST FOOD WORKERS’ RIGHTS, 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:
DCWP accepts complaints about employers for violations of fast food workers’ rights. File a workplace complaint.
Note: The just cause protections went into effect on July 4, 2021 and workers can immediately enforce their rights in court through a private right of action. DCWP will begin enforcing the just cause law on September 2, 2021. Beginning in January 2022, workers also can request to resolve their complaints through binding arbitration by a DCWP administered panel of arbitrators.
Download FAQs. (Updated July 2021)
Download Fair Workweek Law/Rules packet (Updated June 2021)
NEW! Download Template Termination and Hours Reduction Notices in Word format:
Visit the Fast Food Employer Tools page.