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File #: Int 1887-2020    Version: * Name: Establishing a special inspector of labor within the department of investigation.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Oversight and Investigations
On agenda: 2/11/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a special inspector of labor within the department of investigation
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Vanessa L. Gibson
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Commissioner of the Department of Investigation (DOI) to appoint a special inspector of labor who would be responsible for coordinating the labor enforcement activities of DOI that relate to city contracts. In addition, if a DOI investigation finds that a city contractor or potential city contractor is or has engaged in violations of labor or employment law, the special inspector of labor would be required to make such findings public, unless the information is confidential or would affect an ongoing investigation.
Indexes: Other Appointment Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1887, 2. Int. No. 1887, 3. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20

Int. No. 1887

 

By Council Members Torres and Gibson

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a special inspector of labor within the department of investigation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Section 803 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision j to read as follows:

j. The commissioner shall appoint a special inspector of labor who shall coordinate the labor enforcement activities of the department relating to city contracts. If the special inspector of labor determines, based on any investigation made pursuant to subdivision a or b of this section, that any individual or entity that contracts with the city or seeks to contract with the city is or has engaged in violations of labor or employment laws, the special inspector of labor shall make publicly available a statement or report of such findings, provided that the special inspector of labor shall exercise discretion with respect to the release of information that may affect the integrity of an ongoing investigation or may be subject to confidentiality requirements imposed by law or agreements with other law enforcement agencies.

§ 2. Section 808 of the New York city charter, as added by local law number 43 for the year 2018, is renumbered section 809.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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