Governor Kathy Hochul today signed the Warehouse Worker Protection Act (S. 8922/A. 10020) into law. This legislation will protect warehouse distribution workers from illegal or undisclosed work speed quotas, and includes protections for workers who fail to comply with illegal quotas.
“All New York State workers deserve to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect,” Governor Hochul said. “As we celebrate the holidays with gifts and packages, I am proud to enact the Warehouse Worker Protection Act to expand protections for hard-working warehouse employees.”
The Warehouse Worker Protection Act is intended to protect warehouse workers from excessively demanding work quotas. This new law will institute new requirements for distribution centers to disclose work speed data to current and former employees to inform workers of their performance and their rights in the workplace. The legislation also protects workers from adverse employment action, such as disciplinary action or termination, solely for failing to meet undisclosed speed quotas or quotas that do not allow adequate breaks.
Posted on December 21, 2022