New proposed scheduling regulations will add administrative burdens and increase costs for small business owners.
Governor Cuomo and the Department of Labor recently released proposed regulations to:
-Establish a 14-day notice for scheduling and give employees two hours extra pay for last minute shifts assigned without two weeks notice
-Require employers to provide on-call employees four hours of pay if they are called to work or pay at least four hours for shifts canceled within 72 hours of the shift’s start time
New proposed scheduling regulations will add administrative burdens and financial burdens for small business owners.
According to state law, the proposed rule was published in the November 22nd State Register and will be subject to a 45-day comment period. If there are substantial changes to the proposal, the Department of Labor will again publish a new proposed rule in the State Register and open up another 30-day comment period.
How is NFIB advocating for you?
NFIB/NY submitted comments to the Department of Labor during the hearing process outlining concerns about the administrative and financial burdens that any scheduling regulations could impose on small businesses.
NFIB/NY emphasized that a “one-size-fits-all” approach disproportionately impacts small businesses that face unique challenges. For example, many small businesses lack a human resources department to manage complex schedules. Small businesses also do not have the same market position as some large operations, and small businesses must accept opportunities as they arise. Small business owners– especially those in industries like construction and hospitality– cannot always anticipate needs weeks or days in advance. Read the full text of the letter
As the rulemaking process continues, NFIB is actively representing the interests of small business owners in on-going discussions with lawmakers and the business community. NFIB also will submit further comments on the proposed regulation.
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