senate Bill S671

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires farm workers and domestic workers to be given at least 24 hours of consecutive rest

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 08, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Jan 05, 2011 referred to labor

S671 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §161, add §§163-a & 163-b, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2246

S671 - Summary

Requires farm workers and domestic workers to be given at least 24 hours of consecutive rest like other employees in New York State.

S671 - Sponsor Memo

S671 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   671

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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  and
  domestic workers one day of rest each week

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

  Section 1. Section 161 of the labor law is amended by adding  two  new
subdivisions 7 and 8 to read as follows:
  7.  EVERY FARMER EMPLOYING FARM LABORERS SHALL OFFER THOSE FARM LABOR-
ERS TWENTY-FOUR CONSECUTIVE HOURS OF REST IN  EACH  AND  EVERY  CALENDAR
WEEK.  THIS  REQUIREMENT SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE PARENT, CHILD, SPOUSE OR
OTHER MEMBER OF THE EMPLOYER'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY. TWENTY-FOUR CONSECUTIVE
HOURS SPENT AT REST BECAUSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES, SUCH AS  WEATHER  OR  CROP
CONDITIONS,  SHALL  BE  DEEMED  TO  CONSTITUTE THE REST REQUIRED BY THIS
SUBDIVISION. NO PROVISION OF THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  PROHIBIT  A  FARM
LABORER FROM VOLUNTARILY REFUSING THE REST REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION.
THE TERM "FARM LABOR" SHALL INCLUDE ALL SERVICES PERFORMED BY AN EMPLOY-
EE  ON  A FARM IN CONNECTION WITH CULTIVATING THE SOIL, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH RAISING OR HARVESTING OF AGRICULTURAL  COMMODITIES,  INCLUDING  THE
RAISING,  SHEARING,  CARING  FOR AND MANAGEMENT OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY OR
DAIRY.
  8. EVERY EMPLOYER EMPLOYING DOMESTIC WORKERS IN PERSONAL  OR  DOMESTIC
SERVICE IN PRIVATE HOMES SHALL OFFER THOSE EMPLOYEES TWENTY-FOUR CONSEC-
UTIVE  HOURS  OF  REST  IN EACH AND EVERY CALENDAR WEEK. NO PROVISION OF
THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL  PROHIBIT  A  DOMESTIC  WORKER  FROM  VOLUNTARILY
REFUSING THE REST REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION. THE TERM "DOMESTIC WORK-
ER"  SHALL  INCLUDE  ALL  SERVICES PERFORMED BY AN EMPLOYEE IN A PRIVATE
HOME IN CONNECTION WITH CHILD CARE, CLEANING, COOKING, DRIVING,  GARDEN-
ING AND PERSONAL ASSISTANCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03076-01-1

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