Retail Workers

NYC’s Fair Workweek Law

Under the Fair Workweek Law, retail employers in NYC:

  • Must give workers their work schedules 72 hours before the first shift on the schedule.
  • Cannot schedule employees for on-call shifts.
  • Cannot cancel a scheduled shift with less than 72 hours’ notice.
  • Cannot require an employee to work with less than 72 hours’ notice, unless the employee agrees.

Download Important Information for Retail Employers/Workers: NYC’s Fair Workweek Law in:

Notice of Rights: You Have a Right to a Predictable Work Schedule

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:

Workplace Complaints

DCWP accepts complaints about employers, including unlawful scheduling practices and failing to provide work schedules in advance. File a workplace complaint.

Fair Workweek Law in Retail: Frequently Asked Questions

Read Fair Workweek Law in Retail: Frequently Asked Questions Updated April 2022

Law and Rules

Download Fair Workweek Law/Rules packet Updated June 2021