|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 11, 2012||referred to labor|
senate Bill S6918
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6918 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Labor Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 21 §§770 - 775, Lab L
S6918 - Summary
Enacts the "save New York call center jobs act of 2012"; requires prior notice of relocation of call center jobs from New York to a foreign country; directs the commissioner of labor to maintain a list of employers who move call center jobs; prohibits loans or grants.
S6918 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6918 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting the "save New York call center jobs act of 2012" PURPOSE OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to penalize companies that relocate call center jobs overseas by restricting their access to state contracts and loans. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends the labor law by adding Article 21. Under Section 771, a call center employer that intends to relocate a call center, or one or more facilities or operating units within a call center compromising at least thirty percent of the call center's, or operating unit's total volume when measured against the previous twelve month average call volume of operations or substantially similar operations, from New York State to a foreign country shall notify the commissioner at least one hundred days before such relocation. A call center employer that violates subdivision one of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars for each day of such violation, except that the commissioner
S6918 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6918 A. 9809 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 11, 2012 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. JEFFRIES -- read once and referred to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting the "save New York call center jobs act of 2012" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "save New York call center jobs act of 2012". S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 21 to read as follows: ARTICLE 21 SAVE NEW YORK CALL CENTER JOBS ACT SECTION 770. DEFINITIONS. 771. LIST OF RELOCATED CALL CENTERS. 772. GRANTS, GUARANTEED LOANS AND TAX BENEFITS. 773. PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS. 774. STATE BENEFITS FOR WORKERS. 775. NO PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION. S 770. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. THE TERM "CALL CENTER" MEANS A FACILITY OR OTHER OPERATION WHEREBY EMPLOYEES RECEIVE TELEPHONE CALLS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE OR OTHER SERVICE. 2. (A) THE TERM "EMPLOYER" MEANS ANY BUSINESS ENTITY THAT EMPLOYS FIFTY OR MORE EMPLOYEES, EXCLUDING PART-TIME EMPLOYEES; OR FIFTY OR MORE EMPLOYEES THAT IN THE AGGREGATE WORK AT LEAST FIFTEEN HUNDRED HOURS PER WEEK, EXCLUDING OVERTIME HOURS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF STAFFING A CALL CENTER. (B) THE TERM "PART-TIME EMPLOYEE" MEANS AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS EMPLOYED FOR AN AVERAGE OF FEWER THAN TWENTY HOURS PER WEEK OR WHO HAS BEEN EMPLOYED FOR FEWER THAN SIX OF THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH NOTICE IS REQUIRED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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