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The board also approved a $2.1 billion county budget for 2020.
Local leaders of the union 32BJ SEIU, which has about 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington, D.C. -- including the Hudson Valley -- had been campaigning for tightening of the law after some union members found that its protections didn’t extend far enough.
Legislation signed into law on May 3 by Westchester County Executive George Latimer requires businesses located in the county which have five or more employees to provide up to 40 hours of paid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking.
The Wage History Anti-Discrimination Law prohibits businesses from asking about a prospective employee’s salary history.
The Act prevents Westchester from using any of its resources to assist in federal investigations based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or national origin.
The legislation would allow employees to accrue an hour of sick time for every thirty hours they work.
The order prohibits law enforcement from inquiring about a person's immigration status unless required by law to do so.
Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the county on July 14 that its eleventh analysis of local zoning impediments to housing has been “deemed acceptable.”
The legislation prevents the county from using its resources to aid in federal investigations based on gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.
The task force will monitor the service during the first six months of its Westchester expansion and report on possible recommendations.
County Executive Robert P. Astorino said Westchester has permits for 790 affordable units, with another 100 units in the pipeline. About 400 of those units are already occupied, he added.
The Board of Legislators passed a $1.8 billion "flat" budget for 2017, though some Democrats criticize the budget for stretching the county’s operations too thin.
The $140 million plan that would transfer management of the Westchester County Airport to a Los Angeles-based investment firm must be approved by the County Board of Legislators.
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