Enforcement of the Fast Food Deductions provisions in New York City’s Fair Workweek Law has been stayed by a federal judge pending resolution of a constitutional challenge brought by two restaurant advocacy groups.

The Fast Food Deductions Law requires fast food employers to deduct voluntary portions from workers’ paychecks and send the payments to a registered nonprofit of the workers’ choosing. The provisions have been challenged on constitutional grounds by the Restaurant Law Center and the National Restaurant Association (Restaurant Law Center et al v. City of New York et al, 1:17cv9128). On January 17, 2018, a federal judge ordered the enforcement provisions and associated rules of the deduction law be stayed until resolution of the parties’ motions.