New York, NY: Human Rights Law Expanded Again


Employers with Four or more New York City Employees and Independent Contractors


October 13, 2019


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The New York City Council expanded their existing harassment legislation, once again. This latest revision will ensure that freelancers and independent contractors are protected by the New York City Human Rights Law. The previous law applied to employers that employed four or more employees and allowed them to file complaints with the New York City Commission on Human Rights when they faced harassment or discrimination based on race, religion, gender, or another protected class. The amendment expands this coverage to businesses that employ or engage at least four employees or independent contractors, combined.

Action Items

  1. Have harassment policies updated.
  2. Have managers trained on the new requirements.
  3. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.

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