By Lauren StilesA new law in New York is forcing employers to tell employees how to respond to negative reviews.
The New York City Department of Labor has passed the Anti-Discrimination and Fair Employment Act, or ADEA, a bill that allows employers to require employees to be paid for their positive and negative opinions, and requires them to be notified of termination of employment.
The law was enacted in a city where the state of New York has a much lower minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo has been working to lower the state’s minimum wage and has signed a $15 minimum wage bill into law.
Under the law, employers who fire an employee without cause must notify the employee in writing of the reasons for the dismissal, and must provide notice of termination to the employee’s former employer within 90 days.
Employers can also terminate employees who have committed an act that violates any of the ADEA’s prohibitions.
The bill’s passage comes just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to rescind protections for transgender students.