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Brewer hails signing of intern protections bill

First introduced by Brewer, law extends City’s Human Rights Law to protect interns from harassment

In more than 30 years of public service, I have sponsored over 1,000 interns in my career and they work as hard as many full-time employees I’ve seen. Interns deserve equal protection under the law, and this legislation does just that, extending the City’s Human Rights Law to include unpaid interns. I’m delighted that the Council, under the leadership of Speaker Mark-Viverito, passed this legislation and that Mayor de Blasio is signing it today. (April 15)

(Below: Interns from the Manhattan Borough President’s Office attend the bill signing)


Brewer and interns attend DeBlasio bill signing