The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on November 27, 2017, announced in a press release that the Fair Workweek Law applicable to fast food and retail employers became effective on November 26. The Law is intended to reform scheduling practices for fast food and retail workers in the City. The DCA also issued the related required employee notices, overviews, Frequently-Asked-Questions, and complaint forms on the same day. The Final Rules were published on November 28.

The notices, overviews, FAQs, and complaint forms are available on the DCA’s dedicated “Fast Food and Retail Workers” page: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/workers/workersrights/fastfood-retail-workers.page.

Employers must post the required notices (the notices must be on 11x17-inch paper). There are separate notices for fast food employers and for retail employers. Currently, the required notices are available only in English, but the DCA will be providing these notices in other languages.