On May 10, 2019, the New York City Administrative Code was amended to prohibit pre-employment drug testing for the presence of marijuana or Tetrahydrocannabinols. This ban is the first of its kind in the United States and becomes effective on May 10, 2020, one year after its enactment.Read More
As we enter 2019, employers throughout New York must start preparing to comply with several new obligations going into effect this year at the state and local level.
Sexual Harassment Training
As we previously posted, both New York State and New York City significantly expanded their sexual harassment laws in 2018. Among other changes, both of those laws require employers to provide sexual harassment training in 2019.Read More
The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently released the notice and model factsheet required by the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act. I had previously posted about the Act, which significantly expands the obligations of New York City employers to prevent sexual harassment under the NYC Human Rights Law (NYCHRL).Read More
Two of New York City's recently enacted laws governing the employment relationship become effective this week, on July 18, 2018. The first law expands employer obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), concerning employee requests for reasonable accommodations. The second law grants eligible employees in New York City the right to make a limited number of work schedule changes for personal reasons each year.Read More
On the heels of New York State expanding its sexual harassment laws, New York City has enacted its own expansion of the City's Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The City's new legislation significantly expands the obligations of New York City employers to prevent sexual harassment.Read More
New York City recently enacted two amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), which will go into effect later this year and expand employee rights under the law.
Amendment to Definitions of Sexual Orientation and Gender
The first amendment expands the definitions of "sexual orientation" and "gender" under the NYCHRL and will take effect May 11, 2018.Read More
The New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) requires employers in New York City, with four or more employees, to provide employees with reasonable accommodations relating to pregnancy and childbirth. The NYCHRL also requires employers to provide employees with notice of their rights to pregnancy related accommodations at the time of hire and by posting a notice of such rights in the workplace.Read More