Last week, the New York City Council passed a bill mandating that a comprehensive workers' bill of rights be published on the city website. The legislation outlines provisions, including the identification of labor laws protecting employees and contractors, information on the right to unionize, and clarification that these rights extend regardless of immigration status. The finalized bill of rights is slated for online publication by March 1, 2024. Employers must distribute copies to current employees by July 1, 2024, and to new hires on their first day. Penalties of $500 may be imposed on non-compliant employers, but a 30-day cure period is allowed after the first complaint.
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