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There is no "day of rest law" in NY. NY is an at will
employment state, meaning that absent some written employment contract
to the contrary, the employer can make the rules and require the employee to work as needed as long as they are paying for the time worked.
As an at will employee, the employer is not bound to give any advance schedule. The employer can required the employee to work as they need them to work, again, as long as they pay for the hours worked. There is no law in NY to give benefits, but under the law they must now give you health benefits under the Affordable Care Act or they must pay a tax penalty.
NY also has no law mandating sick or vacation pay and there is no federal law mandating such either.
Many people misunderstand their rights in at will employment. Many employees believe they are entitled to many benefits from work, but unfortunately the laws are written in favor of the employer and not employee and unless they have some written employment contract or a union contract, the employer gets to dictate the terms. The only right the employee has is to be paid for all hours worked if they are an hourly employee and to be free from discrimination
based only on their age/race/sex/disability/national origin. Other than those minimum rights, the employer sets wage
, benefits, vacation/sick time and hours of work and those are all discretionary to the employer.