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Deputy Announces Compliance & Predictive Scheduling Updates for NYC Fair Workweek Laws

Deputy, an award-winning workforce management software platform, today announced its ability to assist New York City retail and restaurant businesses with complying with New York City’s Fair Workweek regulations, which go into effect November 26, 2017. The five bills impose significant constraints on more than 65,000 fast-food and retail employers and aim to provide their employees with predictable schedules.

“These laws are complex—the penalties are at the level that will put non-compliant retail and restaurant locations out of business,” said Derek Jones, Vice President of Growth, Deputy.

NYC Fair Workweek regulations include: providing no less than 14 days written notice of schedules; a fine between $10 and $75 for any schedule changes within two weeks; mandatory trading of shifts between employees; requiring employees to have 11 hours off between shifts; priority for picking up new shifts to existing employees before hiring new employees; and allowing employees to deduct part of their salary to a nonprofit in donation.

New York City joins other major cities, including San Francisco and Seattle, in ensuring predictable paychecks and schedules for hourly workers.

Deputy was originally created to meet the complex requirements of the Australian Fair Work system. This flexibility has accelerated Deputy’s execution to support U.S. businesses with navigating overtime, time-clock accuracy issues, predictive scheduling, meal/rest breaks, tip handling, wrongful termination claims and other wage-hour/HR issues.

“No one taught users of Facebook or the iPhone how to use it—it was just easy to learn on your own. We’ve built a compliance suite that is deep in functionality, updated to meet the latest regulation, but easy to use,” said Jones.

Deputy provides a cloud-based mobile platform that delivers the flexibility to address all imposed regulations on New York City businesses.

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About Deputy

Founded in 2008, Deputy is headquartered in Atlanta, U.S., and Sydney, Australia, with offices in the United Kingdom and the Philippines. As the ultimate workforce manager, and an Apple Mobility Partner, Deputy offers best-in-class technology in a cloud-based solution that simplifies scheduling, timesheets, tasking and other employee communication. This, coupled with brilliant mobile apps and one-click payroll integration, equips business managers with the tools they need to get out of the back office and into the action. More than 45,000 workplaces in 73 countries use Deputy to manage their employees. For more information, visit Deputy.com and follow @DeputyApp.

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