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Fast Food Workers In NYC ‘Now Have A Slew Of New’ Legal Protections

Published Sunday, July 11, 2021
by Spectrum News
Fast Food Workers In NYC ‘Now Have A Slew Of New’ Legal Protections

(NEW YORK CITY) - Some new protections for Fast Food Workers in the Big Apple are now in place, including provisions that prevent employers from reducing hours, firing or laying off Workers without just cause or legitimate economic reasons.

Employers must also give a written explanation for any of those job actions and offer laid off or current Workers priority to work newly available shifts.

In addition to the existing fair scheduling protections under the City’s Fair Workweek Law, employers must advertise open shifts on posters in the restaurant and by text or e-mail.

Additionally, they can only hire new Workers if no laid off or current Workers accept the shifts by the posted deadline.

To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2021/07/05/new-law-protecting-fast-food-workers-is-now-in-effect-

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