Fair Workweek Law: Retail Employers

Fair Workweek Law: Information for Retail Employers

Under the Fair Workweek Law, retail employers in NYC:

  • Must give workers their work schedules 72 hours before the first shift on the schedule.
  • Cannot schedule employees for on-call shifts.
  • Cannot cancel a scheduled shift with less than 72 hours’ notice.
  • Cannot require an employee to work with less than 72 hours’ notice, unless the employee agrees.

Important Information for Retail Employers and Notice of Rights

Download Important Information for Retail Employers/Workers: NYC’s Fair Workweek Law in:

Retail employers must post the notice, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO A PREDICTABLE WORK SCHEDULE, where employees can easily see it at each NYC workplace. Note: Employers must also post the notice in any language that is the primary language of at least 5 percent of the workers at the workplace if available below. Download a copy in:

Frequently Asked Questions

Read Fair Workweek Law in Retail: Frequently Asked Questions Updated April 2022

Employer Tools

Download Employer Tool for Retail Employer: Notice of Schedule (in Excel)
Download Employer Tool for Retail Employer: Worker Consent to Schedule Change (in Excel)
Download ALL two Employer Tools for Retail Employers (in Excel)

Law and Rules

New York City Administrative Code > Title 20: Consumer and Worker Protection > Chapter 12: Fair Work Practices

Rules of the City of New York > Title 6: Department of Consumer and Worker Protection > Chapter 7: Office of Labor Policy and Standards > Subchapter F: Fair Workweek