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New York City Workers’ Bill of Rights Notice

Insights New York City Workers’ Bill of Rights Notice David J. Mahoney · New York City Workers’ Bill of Rights Notice Rita DiStefano · April 17, 2024

Effective July 1, 2024, New York City employers must provide a copy of the city’s Workers’ Bill of Rights to ALL existing employees and to new employees upon hire. This notice must also be posted conspicuously at the employer’s place of business in an area accessible to employees. This information can also be shared with employees using an online means or a mobile app.

The Workers’ Bill of Rights is a multilingual and comprehensive guide to rights in the workplace in New York City. This version of the Workers’ Bill of Rights summarizes the city laws and includes state and federal laws that protect workers and job applicants in New York City regardless of immigration status.

New Yorkers can visit nyc.gov/workers or contact 311 to download or request the “Your Rights at Work” Poster.  If the employer does not make the poster available or they have questions about their rights, workers can ask a question or file a complaint starting July 1st online at nyc.gov/workers or by contacting 311.  Enforcement will be complaint based.  Employers will receive a warning for the first violation and could face penalties of 500 for subsequent violations.  

This summary is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship with Rimon, P.C. or its affiliates.

Dave Mahoney advises private business owners and their human resources professionals on how to navigate the always evolving employer-employee relationship. Dave is a trusted resource who advises companies, large and small – union and non-union, with the day-to-day challenges of complying with constantly changing federal, state, and local laws. Dave takes a proactive approach, helping employers avoid disputes by establishing policies and procedures that are designed to establish clear avenues of communication and expectations between companies and their workforces to avoid litigation whenever possible. Dave also regularly conducts internal audits and investigations to solve problems before they arise. Read more here.

Rita DiStefano offers clients her expertise in HR Consulting, including policy development, employee relations, discipline and termination. Rita is a Board member of the HIA-LI and has served as Chair of this organization. She has also served as Chair of the Suffolk Country Workforce Investment Board for the Department of Labor after receiving an appointment for that position from the Suffolk County Executive. Currently Rita is Co-Chair of the LI STEM Hub’s Regional Industry Council for Advanced Manufacturing and a member of the Board of the supply chain organization, ASCM New York-Long Island Forum. Read more here.