On January 5, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a New York City Council bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived status as a caregiver. The new law will come into effect on May 4, 2016.

To fully review the coming changes, see our blog post here. Employers should be aware of this new law and should update their human resources policies and anti-discrimination training materials accordingly.

Update: NYC Mayor Signs Caregiver Discrimination Bill Into Law

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