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Mayor Signs Major Workplace Reforms for Fast Food & Retail Workers

    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, 2017, Mayor de Blasio signed into law all five bills that comprise the legislative package that was first introduced on December 6, 2016, and passed by the New York City Council on May 24, 2017. This initiative follows Mayor Bill de Blasio’s September 2016 announcement that his administration plans to implement greater protections for approximately 65,000 hourly fast food workers in the City. The original package included six bills, but one (Int. 1399) regarding requests for modifications to worker schedules was not voted on by the Council.

    To read summaries of the passed bills, which will take effect November 26, 2017, please click on the following link to read the full post by Jackson Lewis attorneys Jonathan Bing, Rich Greenberg, Dan Jacobs, James Ansorge, and Daisy Tomaselli.

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