Feb 26, 2018

New York City’s New Requirements for Workplace Accommodations

Workplace Accommodation for Disabilities, Wheelchair Access

Effective October 15, 2018, employers in New York City will be subject to broader accommodation requirements than those set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). A recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) requires employers to engage in a “cooperative dialogue” with an individual who is or may be entitled to an accommodation. The NYCHRL applies to employers with four or more employees, and under the new amendment, employers are required to engage in a “cooperative dialogue” with an individual who has requested an accommodation or who the employer has notice may require an… Read more


May 10, 2017

New York City Restricts Inquiries and Use of Job Applicants’ Salary History

Employment Application

New York City has expanded the subjects that are off-limits to employers during the hiring process. Mayor Bill DiBlasio recently signed legislation (the “Act”) that will make it unlawful during the hiring process for employers and employment agencies to inquire about or rely upon an applicant’s salary history when determining the applicant’s salary, benefits or other compensation. The Act prohibits asking the applicant, the applicant’s current or prior employer, or searching publicly available records, for the purpose of obtaining an applicant’s salary history. The Act is designed to reduce the gender and minority pay gap and is similar to laws… Read more