senate Bill S1252

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides workers' comp benefits for family care

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Jan 06, 2011 referred to labor

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S1252 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Work Comp L, generally; amd §1113, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4074

S1252 - Summary

Provides workers' compensation benefits for family care; applies to employee and family member's taking family leave to care for the employee.

S1252 - Sponsor Memo

S1252 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1252

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law and the insurance law,  in
  relation to providing benefits for family care

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 201 of the  workers'  compensation
law is amended by adding a new paragraph C to read as follows:
  C.  "DISABILITY"  ALSO INCLUDES FAMILY CARE, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
FIFTEEN OF THIS SECTION.  UNLESS OTHERWISE SET FORTH  IN  THIS  ARTICLE,
ALL  PROVISIONS  OF THIS ARTICLE APPLICABLE TO DISABILITY SHALL APPLY TO
BOTH DISABILITY ARISING FROM SICKNESS AND INJURY, AND TO FAMILY CARE.
  S 2. Subdivision 14 of section 201 of the workers'  compensation  law,
as added by chapter 600 of the laws of 1949 and as renumbered by chapter
438 of the laws of 1964, is amended to read as follows:
  14.  "A  day  of  disability"  means any day on which the employee was
prevented from performing work because of disability, INCLUDING ANY  DAY
ON  WHICH  THE EMPLOYEE TOOK OFF FOR FAMILY CARE, and for which [he] THE
EMPLOYEE has not received his OR HER regular remuneration.
  S 3. Section 201 of the workers' compensation law is amended by adding
ten new subdivisions 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24  to  read
as follows:
  15. "FAMILY CARE" SHALL MEAN ANY LEAVE TAKEN BY AN EMPLOYEE FROM WORK:
A. TO PARTICIPATE IN PROVIDING CARE, INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL
CARE,  FOR  A  FAMILY MEMBER OF THE EMPLOYEE MADE NECESSARY BY A SERIOUS
HEALTH CONDITION OF THE FAMILY MEMBER; OR B. TO BOND  WITH  HIS  OR  HER
CHILD  DURING  THE  FIRST  TWELVE MONTHS AFTER THE CHILD'S BIRTH, OR THE
FIRST TWELVE MONTHS AFTER THE PLACEMENT OF THE  CHILD  FOR  ADOPTION  OR
FOSTER CARE WITH THE EMPLOYEE.
  16. "CHILD" MEANS A BIOLOGICAL, ADOPTED, OR FOSTER CHILD, A STEPCHILD,
A  LEGAL WARD, OR A CHILD OF A PERSON STANDING IN LOCO PARENTIS, WHO IS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01385-01-1

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