DCWP enforces NYC’s Fair Workweek Law. The law covers workers regardless of immigration status. Employers cannot punish, penalize, retaliate, or take any action against employees that might stop or deter them from exercising their rights under the law.
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Read Fair Workweek Law in Fast Food: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 1/17/2023)
Under the Fair Workweek Law, fast food employers in NYC:
Fast food employers must post the notice, NYC FAST FOOD WORKERS’ RIGHTS, 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 (updated June 2021) in:
Starting July 2021, DCWP will be conducting a series of educational walks and roundtables to educate workers and employers about the new protections of NYC's Fair Workweek Law. Interested in scheduling a training for your organization? Email us at OLPS@dcwp.nyc.gov.
DCWP created the tools below to help employers comply with the Fair Workweek Law.
Download Employer Tool for Fast Food Employer: Seniority Tracking Template (in Excel)
Download Progressive Discipline Policies: What Fast Food Employers Need to Know
Download Template Termination and Hours Reduction Notices for Fast Food Employers in Word format:
Please continue to monitor this page for additional tools related to the new amendments that took effect on July 4, 2021.
Download Employer Tool for Fast Food Employer: Notice of Schedule (in Excel)
Download Employer Tool for Fast Food Employer: Notice of Available Hours (in Excel)
Download Employer Tool for Fast Food Employer: Premium Record (in Excel)
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