The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”) has published its “Workers’ Bill of Rights” website and associated “Know Your Rights at Work” poster, which NYC employers will be required to begin distributing to employees beginning in July 2024.

As we previously reported, the NYC Council approved a bill (returned unsigned by Mayor Eric Adams, resulting in the bill automatically becoming law) that required the DCWP  to lead a coordinated effort with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the NYC Commission on Human Rights, and certain community and labor organizations to publish, by no later than March 1, 2024, “information about rights under relevant federal, state and local law that apply to employees, prospective employees or independent contractors in the city.”

Employers are required to begin distributing copies of the “Know Your Rights at Work” poster to current NYC employees and new hires in the City beginning on July 1, 2024.  Employers will also be required to “conspicuously post” the poster in the workplace and make the information available “online or on [the employer’s] mobile application . . . if such means are regularly used to communicate with [the employer’s] employees.”  The distribution and posting is required to be done in English and any language spoken as a primary language by at least 5% of employees, if the information has been made available by the City in such language.  Presently, however, only an English language version of the poster is available.

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Photo of Evandro Gigante Evandro Gigante

Evandro Gigante is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration group and the Hiring & Terminations group. He represents and counsels clients through a variety of labor and employment matters, including allegations of…

Evandro Gigante is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration group and the Hiring & Terminations group. He represents and counsels clients through a variety of labor and employment matters, including allegations of race, gender, national origin, disability and religious discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, defamation and breach of contract. Evandro also counsels employers through reductions-in-force and advises clients on restrictive covenant issues, such as confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicit agreements.

With a focus on discrimination and harassment matters, Evandro has extensive experience representing clients before federal and state courts. He has tried cases in court and before arbitrators and routinely represents clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state and local human rights commissions.

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Laura Fant is a special employment law counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-administrative leader of the Counseling, Training & Pay Equity Practice Group. Her practice is dedicated to providing clients with practical solutions to common (and uncommon) employment concerns…

Laura Fant is a special employment law counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-administrative leader of the Counseling, Training & Pay Equity Practice Group. Her practice is dedicated to providing clients with practical solutions to common (and uncommon) employment concerns, with a focus on legal compliance, risk management and mitigation strategies, and workplace culture considerations.

Laura regularly counsels clients across numerous industries on a wide variety of employment matters involving recruitment and hiring, employee leave and reasonable accommodation issues, performance management, and termination of employment . She also advises on preparing, implementing and enforcing employment and separation agreements, employee handbooks and company policies, as well as provides training on topics including discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Laura is a frequent contributor to Proskauer’s Law and the Workplace blog and The Proskauer Brief podcast.