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New York to boost scheduling protections for hourly workers

Nov 13, 2017
Originally published on November 11, 2017 2:11 am

color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says his administration is implementing regulations that require employers to pay workers extra when they're called in at the last minute.

color:#333333">Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state Department of Labor's new regulations address the practice of scheduling retail and other workers with short notice.

color:#333333">He says the regulations establish a 14-day advance notice standard for scheduling and provide two hours' extra pay for last-minute assignments. The new rules also provide for extra compensation when workers have to be on stand-by or for last-minute cancellations.

color:#333333">New York State Retail Council President Ted Potrikus says the regulations still allow flexibility for employers.

color:#333333">The regulations on "just-in-time" and "call-in" scheduling go into effect in early January after a 45-day comment period starting Nov. 22.

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