Amendments to NYC Human Rights Law

December 10, 2020 (enacted January 10, 2021; effective July 29, 2021)
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, pending criminal accusations or criminal convictions
Download Intro 1314-A 


November 19, 2020 (enacted December 20, 2020; effective immediately)
A Local Law in relation to studying age discrimination in the workplace.
Download Local Law 124


November 19, 2020 (enacted December 20, 2020; effective April 19, 2021)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the commission on human rights to create an anti-discrimination poster that includes age discrimination and requiring city agencies to display the poster in employee common areas.
Download Local Law 120


November 19, 2020 (enacted December 20, 2020; effective April 19, 2021)
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to providing age discrimination training to city agencies. It requires all City agencies to provide age discrimination training to their employees every two years. The training would be developed by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Commission on Human Rights.
Download Local Law 121


November 17, 2020 (enacted November 17, 2020; effective May 16, 2021)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing information about lawful source of income discrimination to applicants for the city fighting homelessness and eviction prevention supplement program.
Download Local Law 115


November 17, 2020 (enacted November 17, 2020; effective February 15, 2021)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the prohibition against discrimination in housing accommodations based on lawful source of income, which currently does not apply to housing accommodations comprised of five or fewer units. This bill removes this exception.
Download Local Law 119


May 28, 2020 (enacted June 29, 2020; effective August 28, 2020)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of the word "alien" and removing such words in local laws, rules and other documents and materials.
Download Local Law 58


October 13, 2019
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to protections for workers under the city's human rights law.
Download Local Law 172


July 14, 2019
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting retaliation against individuals who request a reasonable accommodation under the city's human rights law.
Download Local Law 129


May 10, 2019 (takes effect May 10, 2020)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibition of drug testing for pre-employment hiring procedures.
Download Local Law 91


January 20, 2019
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting employment discrimination and discriminatory harassment or violence based on an individual's reproductive health choices.
Download Local Law 20


November 17, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring certain employers to provide lactation rooms.
Download Local Law 185


November 17, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring employers to implement a lactation room accommodation policy.
Download Local Law 186


May 9, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to mandating anti-sexual harassment training for private employers.
Download Local Law 96


May 9, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating an anti-sexual harassment rights and responsibilities poster.
Download Local Law 95


May 9, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring information about sexual harassment to be made available online for public access.
Download Local Law 94


May 9, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding sexual harassment protections to all employees.
Download Local Law 98


May 9, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making improvements to clarify and strengthen the human rights law as it relates to sexual harassment.
Download Local Law 99


May 9, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the statute of limitations for filing certain harassment claims arising under the city human rights law.
Download Local Law 100


January 18, 2018
Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making improvements to clarify and strengthen the human rights law, and to repeal and replace section 8-102 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to definitions of terms in the human rights law, and to repeal sections 8-103, 8-104, 8-105 and 8-106 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to the functions, powers and duties of the commission on human rights and its relations with city departments and agencies.
Download Local Law 63


January 18, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, to require covered entities to engage in a cooperative dialogue with persons who are or may be entitled to reasonable accommodations.
Download Local Law 59


January 10, 2018
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to amending the definitions of sexual orientation and gender in the New York City Human Rights Law.
Download Intro 1186


July 22, 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.
Download Intro 1259


May 4, 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.
Download Local Law 67


April 6, 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.
Download Local Law 40


March 28, 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.
Download Local Law 34


March 28, 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.
Download Local Law 38


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.
Download Local Law 35


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.
Download Local Law 36


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.
Download Local Law 37


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.
Download Local Law 1


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.
Download Intro 20318


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.
Download Intro 261-A


April 20, 2015
A Local Law in relation to establishing a housing discrimination testing program.
Download Intro 689-A


April 20, 2015
A Local Law in relation to establishing an employment discrimination testing program.
Download Intro 690-A


April 20, 2015
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.
Download Intro 421-A


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.
Download Intro 173-A


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.
Download Intro 974-A


November 20, 2013
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to prohibiting bias-based profiling.
Download Intro 1080


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.
Download Local Law 14


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.
Download Local Law 54


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.
Download Local Law 36


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.
Download Local Law 2


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.
Download Local Law 10


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.
Download Local Law 85


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.
Download Local Law 75


April 30, 2002
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to gender-based discrimination.
Download the 2002 Amendment


January 5, 2001
To amend the administrative code of the City of New York, to prohibit employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence.
Download the 2001 Amendment


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.
Download Local Law 11