Law new is a weekly article about upcoming or existing laws that DCWP will be enforcing, amending, or adding to. It covers a variety of topics including health, civil rights, public safety, housing, and economic development. This week’s laws include:
Establishing protections for displaced hotel service workers in the event of a change in control of a hotel, such as a sale or bankruptcy.
Providing paid safe time for victims of family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human trafficking, as well as their immediate families.
Requiring the City to prepare and make available to employees and job applicants a notice regarding federal and state student loan forgiveness programs.
Enabling the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to seek restitution on behalf of consumers and workers related to laws administered by the Department.
Expanding the definition of “public body” under the Open Meetings Law to include city councils, town boards, village boards of trustees, school districts, commissions and legislative bodies, and committees and subcommittees consisting of members of those entities.
Continuing to prohibit third-party food delivery services from charging restaurant establishments for telephone orders that did not result in a transaction during the call.
Making it a misdemeanor to engage in a transaction that causes another person to believe or have reason to believe that he or she has received illegal cash payments for goods and services, unless the transaction is a violation of the State’s Money Laundering Prevention Act or the Federal Money Laundering Prevention Act.
Providing for arbitration of disputes between fast food employers and their fast food employees, and requiring that such employers discharge laid-off workers according to inverse seniority.
Requiring public agencies that receive private information about persons to promptly notify such persons when the agency reasonably believes that the personal information has been accessed, disclosed, or used by an unauthorized person.
Requiring the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to establish a task force to study the impact of online gambling and make recommendations on appropriate actions the City may take to address those impacts.
Read the full list of laws that will be enforced, amended or added to by DCWP in 2022 below or download a PDF of this article.
The law new list is compiled by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection’s Office of Civil Rights. The office investigates complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. For more information about the office, its mission, and its enforcement efforts, visit www.nyc.gov/dcwp/about/office-civil-rights/.
DCWP’s Office of Civil Rights enforces City and State laws and regulations on behalf of individuals who cannot afford to hire a lawyer or other counsel to defend them in a court case. The office also works to protect the City’s economy by ensuring that all residents have access to justice.