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New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Employers to Engage Employees in Accommodations Dialogue

    The New York City Council has passed a bill requiring entities covered by the New York City Human Rights Law (HRL) to engage in cooperative dialogue with individuals who may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the Law. Passed on December 19, 2017, Int. 804-A applies to employers, providers of public accommodations, and providers of housing accommodations.

    The Mayor is expected to sign Int. 804-A into law.

    The HRL requires the entities it covers to make reasonable accommodations for the following:

    • Victims of domestic violence;
    • Individuals with pregnancy and related conditions;
    • Religious needs; and
    • Disabilities.

    To read more about the particulars of Int. 804-A and how it impacts entities covered by the NYC HRL, please click here to read the post by Jackson Lewis attorneys Jonathan Bing, Rich Greenberg, Dan Jacobs, James Ansorge, and Brian DeShannon.

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