New York City’s Fast Food Deductions Law requires fast food employers to deduct voluntary payments from fast food workers’ paychecks and send those payments to a nonprofit of a worker’s choosing. The nonprofit must have a registration letter from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). 

Fast food worker rights include:

  • Receiving disclosures from selected nonprofit
  • Authorizing employers to deduct voluntary payments from paycheck to send to a selected nonprofit
  • Making automatic deductions and payments to selected nonprofits after DCA registers nonprofit
  • Revoking authorization to deduct voluntary payments

Fast food workers and employers in NYC can contact the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) about:

  • Fast food workers’ legal rights to make contributions to nonprofits through an employer
  • Fast food employers’ legal responsibilities to honor employee requests to deduct voluntary payments from paychecks to send to selected nonprofits that have a registration letter from DCA
  • Complaints about employers, including failing to deduct voluntary payments from workers' paychecks to send to selected nonprofits
  • Information about the Fast Food Deductions Law

You can get more information and assistance from DCA.

Online

By Phone

A DCA representative can answer questions about the law during regular business hours.

Call 311 for assistance.

DCA’s Office of Labor Policy and Standards (OLPS) assists with issues that impact immigrants, people of color, and women in the workplace.

In addition, OLPS:

  • Enforces key municipal workplace laws
  • Conducts original research, outreach, and education
  • Develops policies that are responsive to New York City’s evolving economy and workforce

Learn more about the Office of Labor Policy and Standards.

In his 2019 State of the City Address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the administration is expanding the mission and the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).

You can check DCA's website for updates.

Visit the Department of Consumer Affairs' website.

Workers' Rights Campaign

The Workers' Rights Campaign introduces the newly renamed DCWP as a City agency that fights for every worker in NYC regardless of job or immigration status.

DCWP enforces different municipal labor laws, including: 

  • Fair Workweek
  • Freelance
  • Paid Care
  • Paid Safe and Sick Leave