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22 Sep

September 2021 New York HR Legal Updates

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NYC Council Requires Human Service Contractors to Enter Labor Peace Agreements

Update Applicable to:

All employers in New York City (NYC) that contract or subcontract with NYC agencies.

What happened?

On August 18, 2021, an amendment to the administrative code of New York City to require labor peace agreements as a condition to city contracts.

What are the details?

The amended law, effective August 8, 2021, requires human services contractors and certain subcontractors to enter into labor peace agreements with labor organizations seeking to represent their employees rendering services under city human services contracts.

Covered employers must now submit certifications to NYC agencies along with their bid for a service contract or request for a renewal, which must be updated annually.  In addition, covered employers must now submit an attestation within 90 days of entering into a city service contract confirming the status of the labor peace agreement.

The amended law can be read here.

An article on the amended law can be read here.

What do employers need to do?

Employers should review the law here and their policies and processes for contracts/subcontracts with the city to stay in compliance with the new requirements.