Act Now Advisory Featured in Practical Law

Practical Law

Thomson Reuters Practical Law recently featured an Act Now Advisory, titled “New York City Employers Will Be Required to Engage in Reasonable Accommodations Dialogue,” authored by Susan Gross Sholinsky, Member of the Firm, Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Ann Knuckles Mahoney, Associates, and Amanda M. Gómez, Law Clerk – Admission Pending, in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice.

Following is an excerpt:

On January 19, 2018, New York City enacted Int. No 804-A (“Bill”), which will amend the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to require covered entities—including employers and public accommodations—to engage in a cooperative dialogue with individuals who may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the NYCHRL. The term “cooperative dialogue” means the process by which a covered entity and an individual who may be entitled to an accommodation exchange information to identify the individual’s needs, his or her requested accommodation(s), and potential alternatives to the requested accommodation(s). The Bill becomes effective on July 18, 2018.