NYC Teleworking Expansion Act

The “NYC Teleworking Expansion Act” is currently part of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session.

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Below are the 2 Bills. Learn more about the Bills on the NYS Senate website.

Senate Bill S5536
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Title: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enacting the “New York city teleworking expansion act.”

Purpose: To increase teleworking in New York City agencies.

Summary: The bill amends the New York City Administrative Code by adding section 12-140 to require New York City agencies to establish teleworking programs.

Assembly Bill A457
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Enacts the “New York city teleworking expansion act”; provides that each agency shall establish a policy and program to allow employees to perform all or a portion of their duties through teleworking to the maximum extent possible without diminished employee performance; defines the term “telework” to mean to perform normal and regular work functions on a workday that ordinarily would be performed at the agency’s principal location at a different location, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing the physical commute to and from such agency’s principal location.