Tag: Fast-food Workers

New York City’s ‘Fair Workweek’ laws set to take effect

by Angelo D. Catalano Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP New York City fast-food and retail employers need to be ready for the city’s package of five new “Fair Workweek” laws when they go into effect on November 26. Following is a summary outlining the basics of the new laws. Fast-food workers No “clopening.” Fast-food employers are […]

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End of 2015 marks beginning of New York’s fast-food wage increases

by Angelo D. Catalano The first of a series of minimum wage increases for fast-food workers in New York is set to begin on December 31.  The increases survived a challenge from the National Restaurant Association when the New York Industrial Board of Appeals decided on December 9 that the state’s action to raise wages […]

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New York fast-food employers bracing for $15 minimum wage

by Tammy Binford New York fast-food workers may be celebrating the likelihood of a $15-an-hour minimum wage phased in over the next few years, but others are questioning the justification offered for the raise. A three-member wage board appointed by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recommended the new minimum wage for fast-food workers July […]

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Fast-food strikes, NLRB policies take center stage

A day after the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “quickie election” rule took effect, low-wage workers across the country took to the streets in an effort to boost their pay and join unions. The Fight for $15 campaign, supported by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), set April 15 as the date for the […]

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Fast-food strikers plan escalation

The call for higher wages and more rights for fast-food workers and others in traditionally low-wage jobs is culminating in a nationwide strike set for May 15, but the effort doesn’t stop there, according to an organization leading the strikes. The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) […]

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