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NYC Scheduling Law Upheld Over Restaurant Industry Challenge (1)

Feb. 18, 2020, 10:26 PM; Updated: Feb. 19, 2020, 12:01 AM

A New York City predictive scheduling law that governs how fast-food and retail employers set their workers’ hours doesn’t conflict with statewide labor law, a state trial judge ruled.

The judge dismissed a legal challenge to the city’s 2017 “Fair Workweek Law” by a trio of industry groups—the International Franchise Association, New York State Restaurant Association, and the Restaurant Law Center, which is the legal arm of the National Restaurant Association.

The groups sued in December 2018 alleging the law was preempted by state labor and employment laws related to scheduling and payment of wages.

Judge Arthur F. Engoron disagreed...

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