STATE OF NEW YORK
August 15, 2018
Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Simotas,
Pellegrino, Ortiz, Dinowitz, Epstein, Stirpe, Mosley, Gottfried,
Abinanti, D'Urso, Wallace, DenDekker, Errigo, Quart) -- read once and
referred to the Committee on Labor -- committee discharged, bill
amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the commissioner's duty to
ensure employers inform workers about certain provisions in employment
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 21 of the labor law is amended by adding a new
2 subdivision 16 to read as follows:
3 16. Shall require employers to inform their workers that non-disclo-
4 sure or non-disparagement provisions in their employment contracts
5 cannot prevent them from speaking with law enforcement, the equal
6 employment opportunity commission, the state division of human rights,
7 or a local commission on human rights.
8 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.