Within the past few weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed several pieces of legislation expanding the scope of anti-discrimination laws in the New York workplace and adding accommodation obligations for domestic violence victims. New York employers should review these changes to the law carefully, paying particular attention to the effective dates noted below, and update their

Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two significant bills expanding the scope of anti-discrimination laws in the New York workplace. Specifically, on July 10, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed Senate Bill 6549, prohibiting employers from inquiring about applicant and employee salary history, and Senate Bill 5248B, expanding pay protections under the New York Equal Pay Act.

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