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What You Need to Know about New York’s Temporary Schedule Change Law

New York’s Temporary Schedule Change Law

In July 2018, a New York City law went into effect that made it a requirement for employers to grant up to two temporary schedule changes for employees dealing with “personal events.”

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Temporary Schedule Changes: New NYC law gives employees more flexibility


On July 18, 2018, the new Temporary Schedule Change Law took effect in New York City. Under the law, covered employees have a right to temporary changes to their work schedule for certain “personal events.” All employees who work over 80+ hours per calendar year in NYC and who have been employed by their employer for more than 120 days are covered by this law. Government employees, certain collective bargaining employees, and certain employees in motion picture, television, and live entertainment industries are exempt from the new law. The new law also requires that employers place a conspicuous notice of the law in the workplace.

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