Up Against the Clock, New York City’s “Temporary Schedule Change” Law Goes Into Effect

August 2, 2018

Earlier this year, the New York City Council passed the “Temporary Schedule Change” law, which provides employees with the right to request a change to their work schedules to accommodate certain medical and family care needs.  Effective July 18, 2018, the law permits employees to request up to two temporary schedule changes per calendar year for “personal events.”  In addition, the law prohibits retaliation against employees who request schedule changes, regardless of whether the request is ultimately granted.

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