Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Civil and Human Rights Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 6/27/2023 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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T2023-3587 *   Oversight - Expanding NYC Human Rights law Employment Protections Against Workforce Discrimination.Oversight    Action details Not available
Int 0084-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Requiring employers to hold an onboarding meeting to discuss an employee's reintegration back into the workplace after parental leave.IntroductionThis bill would require employers to hold a meeting with employees who are returning to the workplace after taking parental leave. Guidelines for this meeting would be developed by the City’s Commission on Human Rights, with the goal of improving the reintegration process for the employer and employee. Employees who do not wish to participate in the meeting must opt out in writing.   Action details Not available
Int 0422-2022 *Carlina Rivera   Requiring covered entities to maintain a record of requests from persons requesting a reasonable accommodation.IntroductionThis bill would require covered entities to maintain a written record of requests for reasonable accommodations, to maintain those records for a minimum period of three years following the initial request, and to make those records available to the New York City Commission on Human Rights upon reasonable notice.   Action details Not available
Int 0811-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Voiding no-rehire provisions in settlement agreements for persons aggrieved by unlawful discriminatory practices.IntroductionThis bill would void as contrary to public policy no-rehire provisions in settlement agreements under New York City’s human rights law. Existing no-rehire provisions would expire after five years. Agreements to end existing agency or employment relationships would still be permitted. Employers would also be permitted to terminate or refuse to rehire for non-discriminatory or non-retaliatory reasons.   Action details Not available
Int 0812-2022 *James F. Gennaro  Extending the statute of limitations for commencing a private cause of action under the city human rights law.IntroductionThis bill would increase from three years to six years the statute of limitations to file a civil action by persons aggrieved by unlawful discriminatory practices or acts of discriminatory harassment or violence under the city human rights law.   Action details Not available
Int 0864-2022 *Lincoln Restler  Forbidding agreements to shorten the period in which claims and complaints of unlawful discriminatory practices, harassment or violence may be filed and in which civil actions may be commenced.IntroductionUnder Title 8 of the Administrative Code, people have one year to file a complaint with the NYC Commission on Human Rights for an unlawful discriminatory practice or act of discriminatory harassment or violence and three years to file a claim of gender-based harassment. In addition, they may commence a civil action within three years. This bill would make unenforceable and void any provision of any agreement that purports to shorten such periods.   Action details Not available