New York City Employers Must Provide a Workers Bill of Rights to Employees in 2024
On December 4, the New York City Council enacted a new notice law for employers that will take effect in 2024. Employers will now be required to provide a “Workers’ Bill of Rights” to all employees. This document will explain to recipients their rights as an NYC employee.
Current employees must receive a copy of the Bill of Rights by July 1, 2024. Any employee hired after July 1, 2024 must be given a copy of the Bill of Rights upon hire. The Bill of Rights must also be posted for employees to see. It must be posted both on the Company website (if there is one) and at a location on the physical worksite that is frequented by employees (such as the breakroom).
The Bill of Rights has not yet been written, so its exact contents are not yet known. The New York City Commission on Human Rights, in coordination with other labor entities, will draft a document for all employers to use. This document will be available to the public no later than March 1, 2024. Employers should be prepared to include this Bill of Rights in their new hire documents.
FNA Insurance Services will continue to track this mandate and inform you once there is significant movement. This document will be updated to provide the most current information.