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Shifty Business V: New NYC Law Allows Employees To Request Temporary Schedule Changes; Comment Period For NYS Call-In Pay Rules...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A new NYC law entitles employees to two temporary schedule changes per year for certain personal events. Separately, the comment period for call-in pay rules proposed by the State DOL has been extended to...more

Indi’s Fast Food Restaurant to Pay $340,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Female Employees Subjected to Egregious Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency Charged - INDIANAPOLIS -- Louisville, Ky.-based restaurant chain Indi's Fast Food Restaurant, Inc. (Indi's) will pay $340,000 to 15 former female...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | December 2017#2

by Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. on

A state senator in Pennsylvania has reportedly announced plans to introduce a bill that would bar any municipality in the state from levying a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). If enacted, the bill could invalidate the...more

Regulations Adopted for Retail and Fast Food Establishments Under NYC “Fair Workweek” Law

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has adopted regulations regarding the Fair Workweek Law (“FWL”), which place detailed requirements that severely limit the flexibility and operational discretion of covered employers...more

Shifty Business IV: NYC Fair Workweek Law And Final Rules Are Now Effective

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has issued final rules to implement the Fair Workweek Law, which imposes significant constraints on shift scheduling in the retail and fast food industries...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Bitcoin surged to over $11,000 yesterday before falling 20% later in the day, prompting this look from the Journal at the widespread lure of Bitcoin mania....more

New York City Issues Final Regulations, Notices, Forms, FAQs For Fast Food, Retail Workers Scheduling Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on November 27, 2017, announced in a press release that the Fair Workweek Law applicable to fast food and retail employers became effective on November 26. The Law is...more

Effective November 26, 2017: New York City Retail and Fast Food Employers Subject to New Fair Workweek Law

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On November 26, New York City will implement a package of laws, dubbed the “Fair Workweek Law” (Law). The package of five laws states that retail and fast food employers in New York City must provide employees with...more

New York Employers – Minimum Wage Increases And Other Reminders For The New Year

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As we approach the end of the year, it is critical to remember and implement new legal requirements that go into effect on December 31, 2017. Failure to comply with these requirements could subject an uninformed employer to...more

Restaurant Industry Gets Another Chance To Chime In On Menu Labeling

by Lewitt Hackman on

Franchisors in the food service industry have until January 18, 2018 to comment on the latest version of the Food & Drug Administration’s Menu Labeling Guidance. The FDA released the draft November 7th. This version includes...more

New York Proposes New “Call-In” Pay and Scheduling Requirements

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

Employers in New York will be subject to new “call-in” pay and scheduling requirements under recently-proposed state Regulations. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced these proposed Regulations, which the New York State...more

New York State to Address Employee Scheduling

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City’s Fair Workweek Law takes effect on November 26, 2017, thereby limiting the scheduling options and reducing the flexibility of retail and fast food employers. Not to be outdone, New York State is about to add...more

Ready or Not, Here It Comes! 2018 Brings New Labor & Employment Laws, Primarily at the State Level

by Littler on

As we prepare to turn the calendar to 2018, employers look ahead to the next wave of labor and employment regulations. On January 1, 2018, and throughout the coming year, employers across the nation will confront a host of...more

Ahead of Schedule? What Oregon’s Fair Work Week Bill Means to the Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Industries

In case you didn’t know, Oregon enacted the “Fair Work Week” law, making it the first state to legally restrict the scheduling practices of employers in the service sector. The highlights include... ...more

New York City Issues Proposed Rules For Fast Food, Retail Workers Scheduling Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued proposed rules for the implementation of the Fair Workweek Law in an attempt to clarify and assist employers with compliance. The Law is intended to reform...more

Rules Proposed For NYC’s Fair Workweek Law

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the agency tasked with enforcing the city’s new “Fair Workweek Law,” recently issued proposed rules to implement the legislation and provide guidance to covered employers...more

Reminder To NYC Employers: New Fair Workweek Laws Become Effective November 26, 2017

by Cole Schotz on

The controversial New York City Fair Workweek laws are scheduled to go into effect on November 26, 2017 at the conclusion of Thanksgiving weekend. We previously blogged about the new laws shortly after their enactment...more

Developments In Consumer Class Actions In The Seventh Circuit

In four decisions from the past few months, the Seventh Circuit has staked out positions on several cutting-edge consumer class action issues. See In re: Subway Footlong Sandwich Marketing & Sales Practice Litig., 869 F.3d...more

NYC Proposes Rules Implementing Fair Workweek Law: Spelling More Concerns for Retail and Fast Food Employers

As we previously reported, New York City retail and fast food employers must prepare for the Fair Workweek Law set to go into effect on November 26, 2017. On October 16, 2017 the Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Labor...more

Shifty Business II: Rules Proposed for NYC’s Fair Workweek Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has proposed rules implementing the Fair Workweek Law, which imposes significant constraints on shift scheduling in the retail and fast food industries. The comment...more

Beep: Your Hamburger is Ready

by Lewitt Hackman on

Analysts predict robots may take nearly 40 percent of U.S. jobs – particularly the ones that require lower education levels – in the next 15-20 years. The study was released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was based on...more

7 Lessons in Trademarks: Smashburger/In-N-Out Burger Battle Royale

by Revision Legal on

According to recent news reports, fast-food hamburger chain, In-N-Out Burger (“In-N-Out”) has filed a federal lawsuit alleging trademark infringement against Smashburger, another fast-food hamburger chain. The trademark fight...more

The DCA Has Issued Proposed Rules for the New York City Fair Workweek’s Predictive Scheduling Laws

by Littler on

On October 16, 2017, New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), promulgated rules that further expand upon New York City’s Fair Workweek Law. ...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Old-school retailer Lord & Taylor has reached a deal with WeWork to sell its landmark New York flagship store for $850 million. L&T will continue on with a greatly decreased department store footprint in the space, but the...more

Clocking In: Scheduling Laws Popularity on the Rise

In a trend that is gaining steam across the country, multiple cities and states have, or are considering adopting, laws that impose conditions and penalties on employer scheduling practices, otherwise known as “scheduling...more

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