New York City Council Passes Law Protecting Freelance WorkersThe New York City Council this week passed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, giving more legal protections to freelance workers in the city.
Proposed Bill Would Ban Credit Checks In Hiring, FiringThe bill's chief sponsor, Councilman Brad Lander, said Friday that job seekers should be judged by their qualifications, not by whether they have enough money to pay their bills.
De Blasio Looks To Undo Bloomberg, Pushes Bill To Raise School Bus Driver PayThe bill would establish city grants to raise pay as well as rehire experienced drivers and other school bus employees who lost their jobs or had their incomes drastically cut at the end of the Bloomberg administration.
Sides Gear Up For War Over NYPD Inspector General, Racial Profiling“You've had months and months to fix this problem. Instead mayor, you did nothing. You did nothing. We had to do something for you," Democrat Jumaane Williams said.
City Council Passes Bill To Change Alternate-Side Parking RulesUnder the bill, if a community keeps its streets clean for two consecutive years and gets a 90 percent cleanliness grade, the local community board would have the option of reducing its street cleaning to once a week.