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File #: Int 1797-2019    Version: * Name: Creating an informational campaign concerning workers’ rights under the earned safe and sick time act.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Civil Service and Labor
On agenda: 11/14/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating an informational campaign concerning workers' rights under the earned safe and sick time act
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Farah N. Louis, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Keith Powers , Helen K. Rosenthal, Diana Ayala , Antonio Reynoso, Ritchie J. Torres, Robert F. Holden, Rory I. Lancman, Fernando Cabrera , Brad S. Lander, Daniel Dromm , Francisco P. Moya, Carlina Rivera , Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Justin L. Brannan, Donovan J. Richards, James G. Van Bramer, Adrienne E. Adams, Alan N. Maisel, Stephen T. Levin, Carlos Menchaca, Karen Koslowitz, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Andrew Cohen, Deborah L. Rose, Andy L. King, (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 29
Summary: This bill would provide for a public education campaign by the Department of Consumer Affairs in coordination with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to educate employees of their rights under the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act. The campaign will distribute posters and other materials for posting in pharmacies and other private health related institutions, on a voluntary basis. The bill would also invite the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to distribute and post such materials at locations under its jurisdiction.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1797, 2. Int. No. 1797, 3. November 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-14-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 14, 2019

Int. No. 1797

 

By Council Members Levine, Louis, Kallos, Chin, Powers, Rosenthal, Ayala, Reynoso, Torres, Holden, Lancman, Cabrera, Lander, Dromm, Moya, Rivera, Rodriguez, Brannan, Richards, Van Bramer, Adams, Maisel, Levin, Menchaca, Koslowitz, Ampry-Samuel, Cohen, Rose and King (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating an informational campaign concerning workers’ rights under the earned safe and sick time act

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 8 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-919.1 to read as follows:

§ 20-919.1 Public education campaign. a. The commissioner shall engage in ongoing public education efforts to inform employers, employment agencies, employees and job applicants about their rights and responsibilities under this chapter. Such campaign shall include but need not be limited to:

1. In coordination with the department of health and mental hygiene the distribution of posters, flyers and other written materials concerning employees’ rights pursuant to this chapter, to pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and hospitals and such other sites as may be appropriate.

2. An invitation to the New York city health and hospitals corporation to participate in the posting and dissemination of posters, flyers and written materials concerning employees’ rights pursuant to this chapter.

b. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require the acceptance or display of such materials by private entities.         

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law except that the commissioner of consumer affairs may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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LS #6525

8/12/2019