Philadelphia’s Fair Workweek law requires covered employers to provide service, retail, and hospitality workers with a predictable work schedule. It also requires good faith estimates and 14 days advance notice of schedule, along with other protections.
Covered employers have:
- At least 250 employees worldwide, and
- At least 30 locations worldwide.
This includes chain establishments and franchises. Agencies that provide temporary staff can be responsible for the provisions in this law if the employees work in covered locations.
If you believe your employer has violated the Fair Workweek law, you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor.
Fair Workweek law violations
Examples of violations of the Fair Workweek law include:
- Failure to provide good faith estimates.
- Failure to post work schedule 14 days in advance.
- Failure to pay predictability pay.
- Failure to offer new work hours to existing employees.
- Failure to obtain consent for adding additional hours to the posted work schedule.
- Failure to allow nine hours of rest or obtain consent and pay $40.
- Failure to keep records of compliance for two years.
- Failure to post notice in an accessible location.
- Retaliation for exercising rights.
- Failure to follow other provisions in this law.
How to file a complaint
If you believe you have experienced a violation of this law, you can file a complaint. You must make your report within two years of the incident.
Office of Worker Protections
100 S. Broad St., 4th Floor, Room #425
Philadelphia, PA 19110