In a decision released this past Tuesday, New York state Supreme Court justice Arthur Engoron dismissed a lawsuit challenging the validity of the New York City Fair Workweek law enacted back in 2017. The New York Fair Workweek law requires fast-food employers in the Big Apple to provide workers with 14 days advance notice of their work schedules, mandates “premium pay” for those instances when changes are made within the 14 day notice period and dictates a minimum of 11 hours off between a worker’s shifts. A challenge was filed in December 2018 by the International Franchise Association, the Restaurant Law Center and the New York State Restaurant Association, in which they alleged that existing state laws regulating employee work hours, schedules and minimum pay preempted the ordinance. The court disagreed ruling “State and city regulation are harmonious.” And further that the “. . . FWWL does not prohibit what the state allows and does not allow what the state prohibits, and employers can comply with both.” Would you be surprised to learn that Justice Engoron never ran his own business?