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Restaurant Groups Call Foul On NYC's Fair Workweek Law

Law360 (December 5, 2018, 3:13 PM EST) -- Three restaurant industry groups have lobbed a challenge against New York City’s Fair Workweek Law requiring fast-food businesses to give employees a two-week advance notice of work schedules, urging a state court to declare that state labor law governs restaurant scheduling.

The suit was filed Monday by the International Franchise Association, the Restaurant Law Center and the New York State Restaurant Association in the Supreme Court of New York. It claims that the city’s so-called “predictive scheduling” law has caused fast-food businesses to operate under the constant threat of city audits, penalties and modified scheduling premiums — and that it is...

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