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New Laws to Strengthen Workers’ Rights


Three new pieces of legislation are being touted by Governor Kathy Hochul as a way to strengthen workers’ rights in the state.

One law requires employers to notify their employees when they become eligible for unemployment insurance due to the employer’s actions.

The second piece of legislation prohibits an employer from requesting or requiring current or prospective employees to give login information for personal accounts.

The final law requires the Department of Labor to provide unemployment applicants notice of SNAP and WIC programs.

“New York workers are the engines behind our robust economy and my administration will continue taking action to uplift them,” Governor Hochul said. “This legislative package will provide workers across New York State with fair wages and allow them to support themselves, their families, and our local economies.”

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