Friday, June 2, 2017
New York City law gives fast-food workers scheduling rights
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a package of bills that the city estimates will cover some 65,000 fast food workers. A key component of the package is a requirement that fast food restaurants schedule their workers at least two weeks in advance or pay extra for shift changes.
“Predictable schedules and predictable paychecks should be a right, not a privilege,” de Blasio said before signing the legislation into law. “With these bills, we are continuing to build a fairer and more equitable city for all New Yorkers.”