New York Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

New York Diversity: What you need to know

The New York Human Rights Law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and transgender), sexual orientation, disability, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status, or domestic violence victim status (NY Exec. Law Sec. 290 et seq.). The law covers all employers of four or more persons.
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The New York State Department of Labor offers several services that will help employers build and maintain a diverse workforce, including no-cost consultations with occupational analysts on topics including job analysis, skills gap analysis, employee handbooks, interview techniques, employee orientation, and turnover analysis. For more information, go to www.labor.ny.gov/businessservices.
Last reviewed on January 2017.

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