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Restaurant Group Can't Upend NYC Fast-Food Deduction Law

Law360 (February 6, 2019, 9:07 PM EST) -- A New York City law requiring fast-food businesses to forward voluntary deductions from workers’ paychecks to nonprofits like the “Fight for $15” campaign is lawful and doesn’t trample on employers’ First Amendment rights, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe awarded summary judgment to New York City and Lorelei Salas, commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, over claims made by the National Restaurant Association and its legal arm seeking to invalidate the so-called deductions law that was enacted nearly two years ago. The judge also rejected a competing motion for summary judgment by the...

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New York Southern

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Civil Rights: Other


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November 21, 2017

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