New York City’s Ban on Discrimination for Sexual and Reproductive Health Decisions

What Does This New Protected Class Mean for NYC Employers?

New York City passed legislation that bans discrimination for sexual and reproductive health decisions.

While New York City has some of the United States’ most expansive human rights laws, this law gave specific rights, creating new protected class regarding “sexual and reproductive health decisions.” The law went into effect in New York City on May 20, 2019.

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Pre-Employment Testing for Marijuana and THC

Drug Testing: New York City ‘s New Law

A ban on pre-employment testing for marijuana and THC recently became law in New York City. Pre-employment testing for marijuana and THC had long been an accepted standard in the employment process for certain industries. However, the legal landscape is changing. With the legalization of medical marijuana (and recreational marijuana in certain states), employers must re-evaluate certain company policies. New York is no exception. Industries Exempt from the Ban on Pre-Employment Testing for Marijuana and THC…

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Should You Hire Interns?

New York Laws that Govern Paid and Unpaid InternsSome businesses hire interns or take on unpaid interns. This may seem like a good idea, and the costs of paying an intern are usually less than a regular worker. However, if taking on an unpaid intern, it is vital that the business owner understands the requirements.NY law defines the rules that differentiate an employee from an unpaid intern.If the employment relationship does not meet all the 11 criteria for an unpaid intern, then the employer must pay the intern based on minimum wage law.

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