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New York State Department of Labor

Advisory: State Labor Department Announces Public Hearings on Employee Scheduling

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Albany, NY (September 29, 2017) -

The New York State Department of Labor hereby gives notice that it will hold public hearings to receive testimony about employer scheduling practices including "just-in-time," "call-in" or "on-call" scheduling. The hearings will be held at the following locations and times:

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Symposium Hall, Center of Excellence Building, Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex, 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Common Council Chamber, City Hall, 13th Floor, Buffalo

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Art Gallery, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, New York City

The hearings will be presided over by State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon.

Please note the revised dates due to scheduling conflicts. In addition, the scope of these hearings will be focused on scheduling practices for workers subject to the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations. Other industries will be evaluated after this review.

If you plan to attend a hearing, please preregister. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who preregister. Seating and speaking order for those who have not preregistered will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and as determined by event staff.

Oral presentations may be strictly limited to 3 minutes each.

You may register:

Testimony and Comments:
Speakers are asked (but not required) to prepare their testimony in writing. Digital versions of testimony and comments are preferred and may be emailed to hearing@labor.ny.gov at any time before the date of the applicable hearing. Testimony should include your name, organization (if any) and contact information. It should also include a short statement summarizing your position. All attendees will be required to present photo ID prior to entering the hearing.

The hearing facilities meet the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. If you plan to attend the hearing and need reasonable accommodations, such as interpreters, assistive listening devices, or large-print or Braille materials, please note this when preregistering, as far in advance of the hearing as possible.

If you need translation services, please note which language when preregistering, as far in advance of the hearing as possible. A video of each hearing will be available online within three business days following its conclusion.

For more information, please visit: https://www.labor.ny.gov/scheduling.

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