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File #: Int 0825-2015    Version: Name: Expanding the definition of employer under the human rights law to provide protections for domestic workers.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Civil Rights
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the definition of employer under the human rights law to provide protections for domestic workers
Sponsors: Deborah L. Rose, Vincent J. Gentile, Corey D. Johnson, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Andy L. King, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Margaret S. Chin, Ritchie J. Torres, Brad S. Lander, Darlene Mealy, Inez D. Barron, Laurie A. Cumbo, Antonio Reynoso, Mark Levine, Ben Kallos, Carlos Menchaca, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Stephen T. Levin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Bill Perkins, Jumaane D. Williams, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Summary: Title 8 of the New York City Administrative Code prohibits various forms of discrimination in employment and protects a number of classes of people. Currently, employees of employers with fewer than four employees total are not protected by the prohibitions against discrimination in employment, apprentice training programs, religious observance in the employment context, unemployment status, disparate impact discrimination in the employment context, and unlawful discrimination against victims of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking. Also, employees of employers with fewer than four employees total are not protected by the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. This bill would change the definition of employer to provide these protections for domestic workers.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 825, 2. Int. No. 825 - 6/10/15, 3. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 9/21/15, 5. Hearing Testimony 9/21/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 9/21/15, 7. Proposed Int. No. 825-A - 6/13/17
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12/31/2017ADeborah L. Rose City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/2015*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Civil Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/2015*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Civil Rights Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/2015*Deborah L. Rose Committee on Civil Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Deborah L. Rose City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Deborah L. Rose City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 825-A

 

By Council Members Rose, Gentile, Johnson, Mendez, Richards, Rosenthal, King, Rodriguez, Chin, Torres, Lander, Mealy, Barron, Cumbo, Reynoso, Levine, Kallos, Menchaca, Crowley, Levin, Gibson, Perkins, Williams and Van Bramer

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the definition of employer under the human rights law to provide protections for domestic workers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 8-102 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 78 of 2013, is amended to read as follows: 

(5) For purposes of subdivisions one, two, three, twenty-two, subparagraph one of paragraph a of subdivision twenty-one, and paragraph e of subdivision twenty-one of section 8-107 and section 8-107.1 of this chapter the term “employer” does not include any employer with fewer than four persons in his or her employ[.], provided that the term “employer” does include any employer with one or more domestic workers, as defined in section 2(16) of the labor law, in his or her employ. For purposes of this subdivision, natural persons employed as independent contractors to carry out work in furtherance of an employer’s business enterprise who are not themselves employers shall be counted as persons in the employ of such employer.

§2.  This local law shall take effect immediately after its enactment into law.

 

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