New York City Council
The law, passed by the City Council late last month, clarifies that the protections of the city’s Human Rights Law cover interns as well as employees.
A bill pending in the City Council would require 10 percent of the 160 health agents to wear some type of body camera when they inspect restaurants and bars.
All city residents will be eligible for the cards. But they will be targeted to those who cannot easily get photo ID cards because they are not legal U.S. residents.
The move would be a departure from the belt tightening the City Council did over the past eight years.
Workers at businesses with five or more employees who are hired to work more than 80 hours a calendar year will now be able to accrue up to five paid sick days per year under the new provision.
The New York City Council is considering a measure that would allow missing persons ads to run on TVs inside taxi cabs.
Acting Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.
Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.
Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
Citi Bike is wildly popular with 98,000 New Yorkers signed up for a $95 annual membership, yet it’s thus far unprofitable and remains in the red.
The city currently does not post signs in an effort to deter drivers from running reds at all times. Violators caught running a light on one of the cameras are mailed a ticket.
The new bill has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio. It will give the right to have paid sick days to 355,000 workers.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council won’t have an official presence at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of rules that prevent gay and lesbian groups from identifying themselves while marching.
Mayor de Blasio has called for a tax on New Yorkers earning at least $500,000 a year to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs.
Undocumented immigrants and their supporters are cheering Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for creating city identification cards this year.