On November 26, 2017 the City of New York implemented five laws that collectively have been referred to as the “Fair Workweek Law.” Under the new legislation, retail employers in New York City must give workers a 72 hours’ advance notice of work schedule and an updated written schedule if changes are made with less than 72 hours’ notice. Employers cannot make:
- on-call shifts,
- call-in shifts within 72 hours of the start of the shift,
- shift cancellations with less than 72 hours’ notice, or
- shift additions with less than 72 hours’ notice unless worker consents in writing.
Employers, including subcontractors and temporary help firms, whose workers perform certain tasks at a retail business in New York City are covered by the law. A retail business primarily sells consumer goods to the public at one or more stores in New York City and employers 20 or more workers in the City.
Retail employers in the City of New York are required to display this poster where employees can easily see it at each workplace (NYC Administrative Code, §20-1205). Employers must also display this poster in any language that is the primary language of at least five percent of the workers at a workplace.