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Proposed New York City Council Legislation Would Add Private Right of Action to Earned Sick Time Act and Prohibit Non-Competes for Low-Wage Employees

    New legislation introduced in the New York City Council would add a private right of action to the Earned Sick Time Act (Introduction 1667) and prohibit employers from entering into a covenant not to compete with any low-wage employee of that employer (Introduction 1663).

    Introduction 1667 was sponsored by the Council’s Deputy Leader for Policy, Brad Lander, at the Stated Meeting on July 20, 2017. The Council’s Courts and Legal Services Chair, Rory Lancman, sponsored Introduction 1663 at the same meeting.

    Both bills have been referred to the Committee on Civil Service and Labor. Public committee hearings on these bills are required before they can move forward in the legislative process.

    Please click on the following link to read a summary of the proposed legislation by Jackson Lewis attorneys Cliff Atlas, Jonathan Bing, Rich Greenberg, and James Ansorge.

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