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Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Pubs & Reports

Restaurant Workers in Crisis

Executive Summary:

This report highlights the illegal and unfair practices of New York City’s restaurant industry by reviewing recently published reports and sharing examples of the frequently illegal employment practices that New York’s restaurant workers face every day.

This report concludes that the Responsible Restaurant Act (Intro 569), currently under consideration by the City Council, would help to improve restaurant practices by encouraging the city to license only responsible employers when issuing or renewing operating licenses. The Act is an important step for the City Council to take to ensure that our restaurants act responsibly and better protect workers.