YEO Policy Books 2013 Policy Reader - Page 14

Policy Reader Defending Workers and Families 2013 No Political Discrimination Act Target Level of Office: State Summary: This act makes illegal any employment policy or action that prevents employees from engaging in politics or political education activities of their choice, attempting to control or direct those political activities, or coercing them or threatening them to contribute to a political action committee controlled by the employer. Link to More Information: Farm Workers’ Bill of Rights Target Level of Office: State Summary: New York recently passed a farm workers’ bill of rights, which extends basic labor rights to farm and dairy laborers in the state. The revisions to existing labor law include banning the requirement to work more than 40 hours a week or eight hours a day, requiring overtime compensation, applying unemployment insurance law, and increasing safety and sanitation requirements for employers. Link to More Information: 12