Tag Archives: New York City Human Rights Law

Sweeping amendments to New York City’s “Ban the Box” law are now in effect

Back in 2015, New York City joined the “Ban the Box” bandwagon and passed a law that delays when criminal background checks can be run on most Big Apple job applicants. Specifically, the Fair Chance Act (FCA) prohibits NYC employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal conviction history until after a conditional offer of … Continue Reading

NYC Council enacts new protections for employees’ sexual and reproductive health decisions

This week, the New York City Council passed new amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law, which prohibit employment discrimination, discriminatory harassment and violence on the basis of an individual’s sexual and reproductive health decisions. A copy of the new, amended law can be found here. The amended law defines “sexual and reproductive … Continue Reading

New York Legislature Introduces Legislation Intended to Curtail Discrimination, Bolster Protections for Unpaid Interns

Mark Goldstein contributed to the content of this post. On the heels of a potentially pivotal ruling that unpaid interns cannot assert claims of discrimination and harassment, one New York State senator has introduced reactionary legislation that would effectively nullify the decision and open the floodgates to employment discrimination claims from a class of workers … Continue Reading