senate Bill S1879

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the farmworkers fair labor practices act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Jan 13, 2011 referred to labor

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S1879 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 161, 564, 674 & 701, add §§163-a , 704-b & 719, Lab L; amd §§51, 120 & 201, add §110-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8223

S1879 - Summary

Relates to the Farmworkers' Fair Labor Practices Act, including farm laborers within provisions pertaining to overtime compensation and unemployment insurance, granting collective bargaining rights to certain farm laborers; regulates the farm employment of certain employees; relates to the application of the sanitary code to farm and food processing labor camps for migrant workers; relates to the eligibility of farm laborers for disability benefits.

S1879 - Sponsor Memo

S1879 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1879

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 allowing farm workers one
  day of  rest  each  week,  and  including  farm  laborers  within  the
  provisions pertaining to overtime compensation and unemployment insur-
  ance,  and  regulating  the farm employment of certain employees whose
  earning capacity is affected or impaired by youth or age, and granting
  collective bargaining rights to certain farm laborers and establishing
  an advisory committee on collective bargaining; and to amend the work-
  ers' compensation law, in relation to the eligibility of farm laborers
  for disability benefits and the  provision  of  claim  forms  to  farm
  laborers  injured  in  the  course  of  employment  and in relation to
  service as farm laborers

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

  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "farmwork-
ers' fair labor practices act".
  S 2. Subdivision 16 of section 2 of the labor law, as added by chapter
564 of the laws of 2010, is renumbered subdivision 18 and a new subdivi-
sion 17 is added to read as follows:
  17. "FARM LABOR" SHALL INCLUDE ALL SERVICES PERFORMED IN  AGRICULTURAL
EMPLOYMENT  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  CULTIVATING THE SOIL, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH  RAISING  OR  HARVESTING  OF  AGRICULTURAL  COMMODITIES,  INCLUDING
SERVICES  PERFORMED ON ORCHARDS, PLANTATIONS, NURSERIES AND GREENHOUSES,
AND SHALL INCLUDE  THE  RAISING,  HATCHING,  SHEARING,  CARING  FOR  AND
MANAGEMENT  OF  LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, DAIRY, BEES AND FUR-BEARING ANIMALS,
AND SHALL INCLUDE THE HARVESTING OR PRODUCTION OF MAPLE SYRUP  OR  MAPLE
SUGAR, AND SHALL INCLUDE THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FARM EQUIPMENT
AND  IMPROVEMENT  OR  MAINTENANCE  OF  FARM  WATER  USE AREAS, AND SHALL
INCLUDE THE PLANTING, DRYING, PACKAGING OR OTHER PROCESSING OF ANY AGRI-
CULTURAL OR HORTICULTURAL COMMODITY RAISED ON THE EMPLOYER'S FARM.   THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06345-02-1

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