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NY AG urges just cause provision for fast-food workers to be upheld

Joins with colleagues in several other states

Posted 10/7/22

If a federal appeals court overturns New York City’s just-cause protections for fast-food workers, it would “undermine future efforts to protect workers,” a coalition of 15 attorneys general led by New York Attorney General Letitia James argued in an amicus brief filed in defense of the law.

The city’s just-cause law, an amendment of the Fair Workweek Law that took effect last year, prevents fast-food employers with 30 or more locations from firing or reducing the hours of a worker by more than 15 percent without a legitimate business reason.

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