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File #: Int 1695-2019    Version: * Name: Establishing an age discrimination in employment testing program.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to establishing an age discrimination in employment testing program
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Diana Ayala , Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlina Rivera , Karen Koslowitz, Vanessa L. Gibson, Farah N. Louis, Adrienne E. Adams, Ben Kallos, Mathieu Eugene, Ruben Diaz, Sr., Paul A. Vallone, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to conduct investigations of age discrimination in the workplace. CCHR would be required to complete at least five investigations per year for a period of three years. It would also be required to submit a report of its findings to the speaker of the council on or before June 15 of each following year, until the testing’s conclusion.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1695, 2. Int. No. 1695, 3. September 12, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-12-19, 5. Committee Report 10/8/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/8/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/8/19, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 12, 2019
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10/8/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Aging Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2019*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2019*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1695

 

By Council Members Chin, Ayala, Rosenthal, Rivera, Koslowitz, Gibson, Louis, Adams, Kallos, Eugene, Diaz, Vallone and Rose

 

A Local Law in relation to establishing an age discrimination in employment testing program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Investigation of age discrimination in the workplace. a. For a period of three years, the commission on human rights shall organize and conduct no fewer than five investigations of age discrimination in the workplace per year, during which the commission shall use pairs of testers to investigate local employers, labor organizations or employment agencies and employees or agents thereof. Such investigation shall include but not be limited to sending out matched pairs of testers who shall apply for the same job and who shall present similar credentials but who shall not present the same actual or perceived age. Of the two testers, at least one shall present to be above the age of 50. The investigation shall commence on or before January 15, 2020.

                     b. On or before June 15 of each following year, the commission shall submit to the speaker of the council a report related to the aging investigation conducted during the prior 12 month period. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of matched pair tests completed; (ii) the location of each matched pair test; (iii) a description of any other tests or exercises done pursuant to such investigation; (iv) the number of incidents of actual or perceived discrimination; and (v) the details of any incidents of discrimination encountered during such investigation.

                     c. Any incidents of actual or perceived discrimination that occur during such investigation shall be referred to the commission’s law enforcement bureau.

 

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

NJC

LS #10086

5/21/2019