Effective July 1, 2024, New York City (NYC) employers will be required to provide employees with information on the workers’ bill of rights which is to be inclusive of relevant federal, state, and local laws that apply to employees, prospective employees, and independent contractors. The information must further specify rights that apply to workers regardless of immigration status and speak to the right to organize a union.
After July 1, employers must provide this information to employees upon hire. Employers will also be required to post the information in a prominent location within the workplace and publish online and/or on an employer’s mobile application if such systems are used to communicate with employees. The notice is expected to be made available by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) by March 1, 2024.
The notice must be in English and in any language spoken as a primary language by at least five percent of the employer’s employees if the DCWP commissioner has made the information available in that language.
Failure to provide and post the notice may subject an employer to a civil penalty of $500 for second or subsequent violations.
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