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New York City Employers Must Grant Temporary Work Schedule Changes under Bill Passed by City Council

    The New York City Council has passed a bill to protect employees in the City who seek temporary changes to their work schedules for a “personal event.” The bill also protects employees from employer retaliation for making certain other schedule change requests.

    Passed on December 19, 2017, Int. 1399-A will amend Chapter 12 of title 20 of the administrative code of the City of New York (commonly referred to as the "Fair Workweek Law") by adding a new subchapter 6. (For more on the Fair Workwork Law, see our articles, New York City Issues Final Regulations, Notices, Forms, FAQs for Fast Food, Retail Workers Scheduling Law and New York City Issues Proposed Rules for Fast Food, Retail Workers Scheduling Law.

    The Mayor is expected to sign Int. 1399-A into law.

    To learn more about how Int. 1399-A will impact NYC employers, click here to read a summary prepared by Jackson Lewis attorneys Rich Greenberg, Jonathan Bing, Dan Jacobs, James Ansorge, and Brian DeShannon.

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