“You’re fired.” Most US employers don’t need a reason to utter those words, but New York City’s new legislation protecting fast-food workers is going into July 4, 2021. After this, employers will either need “just-cause” or layoffs for economic reasons to terminate a fast-food employee.
The controversial new rule singles out one sector of employees and favors them above all other employees, with job protections that most employees don’t have. It may be controversial (the New York State Restaurant Association has already filed a lawsuit), but it may be the start of a change in US employment law.
A solution in search of a problem.
At-will employment means that you can quit at any time with no notice. (Two week’s notice is merely customary, but absent a contract, you’re not required to even give five minutes’ notice.) At-will employment also means that your boss can fire you at any time with no notice for any reason or no reason as long as that reason doesn’t violate the law.
To keep reading, click here: Attention NYC Fast Food: At-Will Employment Changes July 4