senate Bill S1609

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Jan 10, 2011 referred to labor

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S1609 - Details

Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19-C ยงยง697 - 697-i, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4225

S1609 - Summary

Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence; permits victims of domestic violence to take an unpaid leave of absence for ninety days from employment to address on-going domestic violence; defines "address on-going domestic violence"; contains provision to protect the individual's job position and benefits.

S1609 - Sponsor Memo

S1609 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1609

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the entitlement to  unpaid
  leave of absence from employment for victims of domestic violence

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

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new  article  19-D  to
read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 19-D
                       UNPAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR
                 VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE

SECTION 697. DEFINITIONS.
        697-A. ENTITLEMENT TO LEAVE.
        697-B. LEAVE TAKEN INTERMITTENTLY OR ON REDUCED LEAVE SCHEDULE.
        697-C. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO TAKE LEAVE.
        697-D. CERTIFICATION.
        697-E. CONFIDENTIALITY.
        697-F. RESTORATION TO POSITION.
        697-G. PROHIBITED ACTS.
        697-H. CIVIL ACTION.
        697-I. SAVINGS CLAUSE.
  S 697. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1.  "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL ABUSE" SHALL MEAN A VICTIM OF DOMES-
TIC VIOLENCE, A SEX OFFENSE, OR STALKING.
  2. "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE"  SHALL  HAVE  THE  SAME  MEANING  AS
ASCRIBED TO SUCH TERM IN SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-A OF THE SOCIAL
SERVICES LAW.
  3.  "VICTIM  OF  A  SEX OFFENSE" SHALL MEAN A VICTIM OF AN ACT OR ACTS
THAT WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY  OF  THE
PENAL LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05684-01-1

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