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New Fair Workweek Legislation Scheduled To Take Effect On NYC Fast-Food Chains And Retailers In November 2017

by Cole Schotz on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed a package of legislation known as the “Fair Workweek” bills, which will take effect on many of the city’s fast-food chains and retailers starting in November 2017....more

New York City Retailers, Get Ready To Change Your Employee Scheduling Practices

In an apparent effort not to be outdone by the cities of San Francisco and Seattle, the New York City Council has approved a package of bills that are collectively being referred to as the “Fair Work Week” laws. Fairness,...more

NYC Enacts "Fair Work Week" Laws for Retail and Fast Food Employees

by FordHarrison on

New York City’s new package of “Fair Work Week” laws, which go into effect on November 27, 2017, will create new and burdensome scheduling and record-keeping requirements for retailers and fast food establishments, including...more

NYC’s “Fair Workweek” Package Set to Cause Major Disruption and Headaches for Retail and Fast Food Employers

Scheduling employees in retail and fast food establishments will now be a costly and confusing obstacle for employers. On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a legislative package consisting of...more

New York City passes new wage and hour restrictions on fast food and retail industry employers – action steps

by DLA Piper on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law five bills imposing significant wage and hour restrictions on retail and fast food industry employers....more

Kentucky Fried Chicken Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Owner Fired Employee for Taking Prescribed Medications for Bipolar Disorder, Federal Agency Charges - ATLANTA - Hester Foods, Inc., the operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant franchise in Dublin, Ga., violated...more

Salary Threshold Regs Un-enjoined?

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Wednesday a group of Chipotle employees brought suit in New Jersey federal court alleging FLSA violations stemming from Chipotle’s failure to follow the Obama-era salary-basis regulations. As you will recall, these...more

NYC Fast Food Employers Beware – Strict “Fair Workweek” Laws Are Coming December 1st

by Genova Burns LLC on

On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill enacting four laws, together called the Fair Workweek legislation package, aimed at creating more predictable work schedules for NYC’s fast food workers. The...more

There's an App for That: Franchisors Fight Slumping Sales, Millenials

by Lewitt Hackman on

How has the gourmet burger gone awry? According to Fox, the better burger business dropped five percent in foot traffic at quick-serve restaurants last year, primarily because consumers are opting to “DIY” their food at home....more

Unfair Scheduling: How New York City’s New Predictive Scheduling Law Continues The Trend And Makes Operations More Difficult For...

In November 2014, San Francisco passed the first predictive scheduling legislation in the country. Since that time, other states and municipalities have followed San Francisco’s lead, and have either proposed or enacted some...more

New Requirements for Fast Food Employers and Retail Corporations in NYC

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the “Fair Workweek” legislative package that is designed to ensure predictability of schedules and paychecks for workers in the in New York City...more

New York City Passes Wide-Ranging Legislation Dictating How Retail and Fast Food Establishments Schedule Workers

On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a package of legislation regulating how retail employers and fast food establishments in New York City schedule their employees to work. Each of these laws...more

Shifty Business: NYC Restricts Shift Scheduling for Retailers and Fast Food Chains

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Five new laws in New York City will impose strict limits on shift scheduling for fast food and retail industry employees. The laws will be effective 180 days after their signing, on November 26, 2017....more

Don’t Change the Schedule: NYC Fast Food and Retail Employers Must Take Notice

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Beginning November 2017, fast food and retail employers in New York City will be forced to think twice before making changes to employees’ schedules. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the “Fair Workweek” bills into law,...more

Attention NYC Retail Employers! On-Call Scheduling to End

Effective November 26, 2017, retail employees in New York City will be entitled to advance notice of their scheduled shifts, and the practice of “on-call shifts”–where an employee is required to be available to work but not...more

May 2017: The Top 10 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, the last few months have seen an unprecedented number of changes. May 2017 was no different, with...more

NYC Mayor Signs Into Law Suite of Retail and Fast Food Employee Protections

On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill package into law that will impose new restrictions on retail and fast food employers with regard to employee scheduling, hiring, and pay practices. The laws...more

New York City Enacts Laws Limiting Employers' Flexibility To Staff Employees

by Littler on

On May 24, 2017, the New York City Council passed five bills – collectively called the “Fair Workplace” legislative package – four of which significantly restrict the ability of fast food and retail employers to schedule...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | June 2017

Brazilian Meatpacker to Pay $3.2 Billion to Settle Bribery Charges - The holding company of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA has reportedly agreed to pay a $3.2billion fine for the company’s involvement in a graft and bribery...more

‘Fair Work Week’ Legislation Will Significantly Impact Fast Food And Retail Employers

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On May 24, 2017, the New York City Council passed a legislative package of five bills, known as the “Fair Work Week” legislation. On May 30, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislative package into law. These new laws...more

NYC Scheduling Laws Will Constrain Employers’ Scheduling And Flexibility - Retail and Fast Food Employers Soon Subject To “Fair...

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a suite of legislation dubbed the “Fair Workweek” bills into effect on May 30, 2017, which will limit the scheduling practices and flexibility of certain employers. These laws are...more

Mayor Signs Major Workplace Reforms For Fast Food & Retail Workers

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the New York City Council’s five-bill Fair Work Week legislative package, intended to reform scheduling and workplace practices for fast food and retail workers in New York City. On May 30,...more

Off-Duty Employees Had Right to "Hang Out" on Employer's Property to Publicize Dispute

by FordHarrison on

An administrative law judge recently ruled that a Pacific Northwest fast food chain violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by maintaining a policy that prohibited off-duty employees from loitering or “hanging out”...more

New York City Council Passes Major Workplace Reforms For Fast Food & Retail Workers

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York City Council has passed five bills as part of a legislative package intended to reform scheduling and workplace practices for fast food and retail workers in New York City. The legislative package, first...more

Emeryville Strikes Again: Another Employee-Friendly Ordinance to Take Effect

San Francisco’s notoriously employee-friendly ordinances continue to set the standard for its neighboring cities. Emeryville, which is across the bay from San Francisco and neighbors Oakland, recently passed a fair workweek...more

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