In this guide, we’ll break down the laws that your restaurant needs to know around labor compliance, and provide you with the knowledge and resources to step confidently into this new world of regulatory compliance.
Labor compliance refers to adhering to the federal, state, and city laws around recordkeeping, minimum wage, youth employment, scheduling, and overtime–all of which are critical to understand at your restaurant operation to implement the right compliance strategies and avoid penalties.
Predictive Scheduling: the right of employees around the predictability of their schedule—how many hours they should expect to work each week, when those hours might fall, and when they can access that schedule.
Fair Workweek: the legal movement that includes predictive scheduling laws and other issues like allowing employees to give input on their schedules, charging employers from mandating last-minute scheduling changes, or discouraging employers to schedule employees for “clopens.”
Predictability Pay: the money employers must pay employees when the employer breaches fair workweek laws. This is also referred to as “premium pay.”