On November 26, 2017, the Fair Workweek Law went into effect, which gives fast food and retail workers certain protections.  Fast food employers in New York City must give good faith estimates of when and how much employees will work, predictable work schedules, and the opportunity to work newly available shifts before hiring new workers.   Fast food employers must also honor employees’ requests to deduct voluntary payments from their paychecks to send to nonprofits that have a registration letter from the Department of Consumer Affairs.  Retail employers in New York City must also give workers predictable work schedules.

More information about the Fair Workweek Law for retail employers can be found here, and more information about the Fair Workweek Law for fast food employers can be found here.