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Hearings on Employee Scheduling

On Sept. 9, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Commissioner of Labor would hold public hearings on employee scheduling concerns. The New York State Department of Labor will use these hearings to solicit public comment on how best to address what's known as "just-in-time," "call-in" or "on-call" scheduling, common practices that allow employers to schedule or cancel workers' shifts just hours before or even after it starts.

Please note, 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.

Oral presentations may be strictly limited to 3 minutes each. 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. Written testimony may be submitted to:

Hearings on Employee Scheduling
10 a.m.
Building 12, Harriman Campus
11 a.m.
Symposium Hall, Center of Excellence Building
Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex
185 Murray Hill Road, Vestal
1 p.m.
Common Council Chamber
City Hall, 13th Floor, Buffalo
10 a.m.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building
Art Gallery (2nd Floor)
163 West 125th Street, New York City

Testimony Received
Mark Dorr, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
Assemblymember Patricia Fahy
Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Jacqueline Hardt, YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Amanda Kelkenberg, Child Care Resource Network
Josh Kellermann, RWDSU
Frank Kerbein, The Business Council of New York State
Assemblymember Donna Lupardo
Pete Meyers, Tompkins County Workers' Center
Northeastern Retail Lumber Dealers Association of New York
Melissa O'Connor, Retail Council of New York State
Jennifer Perney, Family Enrichment Network
Ted-Potrikus, Retail Council of New York State
Michael Rosen, Food Industry Alliance of New York State

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