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 include those with 250 or more employees worldwide and 30 or more locations worldwide, including chain establishments and franchises. Agencies who provide temporary staff can be responsible for the provisions in this law if employees work in covered locations.
Employers must be compliant with this law by April 1, 2020. Employers have until July 1, 2020 to provide existing employees with good faith estimates.
The Fair Workweek law is enforced by 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.
To file a complaint, fill out and sign the Fair Workweek complaint form. You can send your completed form to email@example.com or mail it to:
Office of Worker Protections
100 S. Broad St., 4th Floor, Room #425
Philadelphia, PA 19110