Who Are "New" And "Low-Hour" Employees?

"New" employees are those who have been employed for fewer than 6 of the 12 months preceding the date on which a notice is required. "Low­hour" employees are those who average fewer than 20 hours of work per week.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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