Amendments

Amendments to NYC Human Rights Law

July 22, 2017 (takes effect November 19, 2017)

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of uniformed service.

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May 4, 2017 (takes effect October 31, 2017)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting employers from inquiring about or relying on a prospective employee’s salary history.
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April 6, 2016 (Section 12 takes effect immediately; All others take effect August 4, 2016)

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to protecting the right to truthful information under the city human rights law and expressly providing a cause of action for employers and principals whose rights are violated by conduct to which their employees or agents are subjected.
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March 28, 2016 (takes effect on July 26, 2016)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the protections of the City of New York Human Rights Law with regard to public accommodations, and making certain technical corrections.
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March 28, 2016 (takes effect on July 26, 2016)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in housing accommodations on the basis of an individual’s status as a victim of domestic violence.
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March 28, 2016
A Local Law to amend the administrative code fof the city of New York, in relation to construction of the New York City Human Rights Law.
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March 28, 2016
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to the provision of attorney’s fees under the City Human Rights Law.
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March 28, 2016
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to the repeal of subdivision 16 of section 8-107 of such code relating to the applicability of provisions of the human rights law regarding sexual orientation.
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January 5, 2016
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting employment discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived status as a caregiver.
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June 29, 2015
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination based on one’s arrest record or criminal conviction.
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May 6, 2015
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in employment based on consumer credit history.
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April 20, 2015
A Local Law in relation to establishing a housing discrimination testing program.
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April 20, 2015
A Local Law in relation to establishing an employment discrimination testing program.
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April 20, 2015 (takes effect on March 1, 2017)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to the powers and duties of the Commission on Human Rights.
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April 15, 2014
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the prohibition of discrimination against interns.
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January 30, 2014
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination in employment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.  This amendment requires that employers disseminate or conspicuously post a written notice developed by the Commission on the rights of pregnant workers under the Law.
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November 20, 2013
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to prohibiting bias-based profiling.
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June 11, 2013
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting discrimination based on an individual’s unemployment.
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August 30, 2011
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to defining undue hardship with respect to requests for religious accommodations.
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June 7, 2011
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to requiring the Commission on Human Rights to educate the public on various types of bias-related harassment.
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December 20, 2010
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to requiring specific information in the Commission's annual report.
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March 26, 2008
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to prohibiting landlords from discriminating against tenants based on lawful source of income.
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October 3, 2005
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, adding "partnership status" as a protected class, requiring the Commission to conduct "thorough" investigations and increasing the penalties that the Commission is empowered to access.
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December 22, 2003
To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring reasonable accommodation in employment of needs of victims of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking.
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April 30, 2002
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to gender-based discrimination.
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January 5, 2001
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, to prohibit employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence.
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January 22, 1993
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, adding "partnership status" as a protected class, requiring the Commission to conduct "thorough" investigations and increasing the penalties that the Commission is empowered to access.
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