Speaking of Fair Workweek legislation, the New York Department of Labor has proposed revisions to the state’s law mandating minimum notice periods for employee work schedules and other employee notice requirements. The state mandate, different from the local law in effect in New York City, was implemented by the state DOL to establish the parameters within which businesses will be required to publish worker schedules. A public comment period began when the proposed rule was published in the state register earlier this week (December 12) and will be open for 30 days from that date. The proposed revisions create some exemptions to the 14 day schedule notice requirement, such as for workers whose jobs depend on weather or work orders as well as those necessary for the public health. As originally written, the law provides that a business that calls a worker in less than 2 weeks in advance must compensate that employee for an extra two hours pay. Is it any wonder then that New York state lawmakers are in line to receive a 63% increase in their $79,000 base pay (going to $130,000) come January 1. A pay panel created by Governor Cuomo and the legislature will finalize the raises on Monday. Money well spent?