A New York state appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that validated the New York City Fair Workweek Law (FWWL).  The law, which was first enacted back in 2017, requires fast food employers 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. The lawsuit, filed by the International Franchise Association along with the New York State Restaurant Association and the NRA’s Restaurant Law Center in 2018, was rejected by the lower court and appealed. In its April 20, 2021 ruling, the appellate court found that “against the backdrop of an enormous fast food industry, these relatively tiny sums [$250,000 restitution and $69,000 fines] rather suggest that the scheduling premium’s actual wage impact is de minimis” and that the FWWL had only a “tangential” effect on wages. Immediately after the appellate decision was rendered, Chipotle was hit with a lawsuit by New York City for $450 million ($150 million restitution and $300 million in fines) for allegedly violating the FWWL. Would the court think that a “tangential” figure?