DCWP reached a settlement with Chipotle. Under the agreement, if you worked for Chipotle in an hourly position in New York City, you may be eligible to receive $50 for each week worked from November 26, 2017 to April 30, 2022. Learn more.
DCWP enforces NYC’s Fair Workweek Law, which protects fast food workers. Under the 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:
DCWP accepts complaints about employers for violations of fast food workers’ rights. File a workplace complaint.
Note: The just cause protections went into effect on July 4, 2021 and workers can immediately enforce their rights in court through a private right of action. DCWP will begin enforcing the just cause law on September 2, 2021. Beginning in January 2022, workers also can request to resolve their complaints through binding arbitration by a DCWP administered panel of arbitrators. To resolve through binding arbitration a worker must submit an Arbitration Demand on the fast food employer. Download Arbitration Demand Form.
Read Fair Workweek Law in Fast Food: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 1/17/2023)
Download Template Termination and Hours Reduction Notices in Word format:
For more information, visit the Fast Food Employer Tools page.