New York Enacts New Employment Laws and Others May Be on the Horizon

On March 16, 2022, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed two new bills into law that expand non-discrimination protections in the workplace.  As a result, New York now prohibits employers from releasing employee personnel files in retaliation for such employee’s engagement in protected activity.  Additionally, the state will be announcing a state-run sexual harassment hotline that will need to be referenced in anti-harassment policies and postings.