• The State of New York has enacted a law forbidding employers from discriminating against employees on account of their “legal use of consumable products” or “participation in legal recreational activities” during nonworking hours. Legal use of consumable products would include tobacco and alcohol use, and legal recreational activities would include the viewing of movies and participation in hobbies or sports. The original bill provided a limited exemption for the employees of religious organizations, but this exemption was eliminated completely in the final version of the bill. Chapters 776, 777, and 778 of the Laws of 1992.
See Also: Labor Laws
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