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Governor Cuomo announces new regulations for employee scheduling

Governor Cuomo announces new regulations for employee scheduling

November 10, 2017 12:28 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the State Labor Department is advancing new regulations against practices that allow employers to schedule or cancel shifts with little warning.

The so-called "just in time", "call-in" or "on-call" scheduling practices allow employers to schedule or cancel workers' shifts just hours before they start, or even after they start. The new regulations will counter these practices by establishing a 14-day advance notice standard for scheduling and provide two hours of extra pay for last-minute assignments. In addition, it will expand existing reporting pay of at least four hours to now include last-minute cancellations and assignments and on-call shifts requiring workers to be on stand-by to come into work.

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However, the regulations will provide employers some flexibility when dealing with new workers or for dealing with weather-related cancellations. 

The rules will now be subject to a 45-day comment period. The full regulation can be found here.

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