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Several important new laws took effect this week, including minimum wage increases in many states and new animal protection rules in New York City. Other state measures include abortion restrictions in New Hampshire and police reform following the shooting death of George Floyd in Oregon. In addition, the federal tax cuts are taking effect.
Among the new laws, this bill would require that City agencies disclose data breaches involving personal information of employees and job applicants to affected individuals and to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP). The bill also amends the City’s privacy policies by making certain definitions more consistent with State law.
This bill amends City policy by requiring that a person or entity that owns, operates or manages a taxicab company or livery service obtain a license from the Department of Transportation for that business. The bill also requires the Department to conduct an inspection of any taxicab or livery vehicle before issuing a license, and sets forth requirements for driver training, safety oversight and compliance with traffic regulations.
This law creates a new rule to require employers to provide a notice to employees and job applicants regarding student loan forgiveness programs. The law further requires DCWP to prepare a model notice for City agency employers and private employer companies that could be provided to employees and job applicants. The rule also establishes a penalty schedule for violations of the law and provides that the Department may deny, refuse to renew or suspend a license.