Legislation

New York Governor Cuomo recently signed legislation, S.7196/A.6762-B, which arms the public with a new remedy for gun-related harm. (Additional legislation, S.5000-B/A.6198-B) prohibits the sale of firearms to anyone with an outstanding warrant for a felony or serious offense.) Specifically, the law amends New York’s General Business Law by adding a new Article 39-DDDD (comprising…

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A (relatively) recent (April 12, 2018) New York State law, Executive Law §  296-d, explicitly prohibits sexual harassment directed at non-employees. The law provides: It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to permit sexual harassment of non-employees in its workplace. An employer may be held liable to a non-employee who is a…

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On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Introduction 1253-2016, a Local Law law that prohibits all NYC employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history. It takes effect 180 days after enactment. The Mayor underscored the purpose of the law, namely, stamping out income inequality: It is unacceptable that…

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The NYC Commission on Human Rights recently issued its Legal Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Pregnancy (as set forth in Local Law No. 78 (2013); N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-107(22)). (Press release here.) The Legal Guidance provides, in part: Pregnancy discrimination under the NYCHRL is discrimination based on gender. Prior to 2014,…

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