Fast Food Workers’ Rights Protected

Last month New York passed legislation that guarantee’s fast food workers fair scheduling rights.

“Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a package of bills that the city estimates will cover some 65,000 fast food workers. A key component of the package is a requirement that fast food restaurants schedule their workers at least two weeks in advance or pay extra for shift changes.

The legislation also ensures that fast food workers have breaks of at least 11 hours between shifts and are given the option of working additional hours before their employers hire extra workers.”

The new bill will take effect within six months. New York City fast food workers can rest assured that they have rights too, and if those rights are violated they will have the option of holding their employer accountable.

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