senate Bill S3305

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires employers to authorize absence from or lateness to work if such absence or lateness was due to responding to an emergency as a volunteer

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Feb 15, 2011 referred to labor

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S3305 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5306
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง202-l, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4988, A9856

S3305 - Summary

Requires employers to authorize absence from or lateness to work if such absence or lateness was due to responding to an emergency as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance worker.

S3305 - Sponsor Memo

S3305 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 3305                                                  A. 5306

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

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

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, SILVER,  CROUCH,  DESTITO,
  LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Labor

AN  ACT  to  amend the labor law, in relation to prohibiting an employer
  from terminating an employee who also is a volunteer firefighter or  a
  volunteer  provider  of  emergency medical services when that employee
  misses or is late to work because of an emergency to which the employ-
  ee was dispatched

  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 section 202-l to
read as follows:
  S 202-L. AUTHORIZED ABSENCE. 1. IF AN EMPLOYEE IS ABSENT FROM OR  LATE
TO  HIS  OR  HER  EMPLOYMENT  DUE  TO  HIS OR HER ENGAGING IN THE ACTUAL
PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS (A) A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, OR  (B)
AN  ENROLLED MEMBER OF A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE
THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AN EMPLOYER SHALL  BE  PROHIBITED  FROM
TERMINATING  SUCH  EMPLOYEE SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF SUCH ABSENCE OR LATE-
NESS.
  2. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED ABSENCE MAY BE CHARGED  AGAINST
ANY OTHER LEAVE SUCH EMPLOYEE IS OTHERWISE ENTITLED TO, AND SUCH AUTHOR-
IZED ABSENCE SHALL INCLUDE TRAVEL BOTH TO AND FROM SUCH DUTIES PERFORMED
IN  HIS  OR  HER  CAPACITY AS A VOLUNTEER. AT THE EMPLOYER'S REQUEST THE
EMPLOYEE MUST PROVIDE THE EMPLOYER WITH A STATEMENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  SERVICE,  AS  APPLICABLE,
STATING  THE  EMPLOYEE  RESPONDED  TO  AN  EMERGENCY AT THE TIME OF SUCH
RESPONSE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07855-01-1

S. 3305                             2                            A. 5306

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