senate Bill S7057

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes policy of equal pay for comparable work regardless of sex, race or national origin and requires corrective action therefor

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Apr 26, 2012 referred to civil service and pensions

S7057 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§115 & 118, add §119, Civ Serv L

S7057 - Summary

Implements compliance with the federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 by establishing a state policy of compensating employees in state civil service equally for work of comparable value by eliminating wage inequality in job titles having been segregated by sex, race or national origin; requires the president of the civil service commission to report annually to the legislature and the office for employee relations on those segregated titles for which wage disparity exists; directs the governor to appropriate moneys to ensure wage disparities are corrected.

S7057 - Sponsor Memo

S7057 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7057

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in  relation  to  implementing  a
  state  policy  of  setting  salaries  on the basis of comparability of
  value of the work

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

  Section  1.  Section 115 of the civil service law, as added by chapter
790 of the laws of 1958, is amended to read as follows:
  S 115.  Policy of the state. IT IS THE POLICY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TO COMPLY WITH THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE FEDERAL "EQUAL  PAY  ACT  OF
1963,"  PUB. L. 88-38 (29 U.S.C. S 206) WHICH REQUIRES THAT EMPLOYEES OF
BOTH SEXES RECEIVE EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK, THE FEDERAL  "CIVIL  RIGHTS
ACT  OF  1964,"  PUB.  L.   88-352 (42 U.S.C. S 2000E-2) WHICH PROHIBITS
DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE  AND  NATIONAL  ORIGIN  IN  ALL
TERMS  OF  EMPLOYMENT,  SECTION  FORTY-C  OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW, WHICH
PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE,  CREED,  COLOR,  NATIONAL
ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR MARITAL STATUS AND ARTICLE FIFTEEN OF
THE  EXECUTIVE  LAW, WHICH PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX,
RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR NATIONAL ORIGIN IN ALL TERMS OF  EMPLOYMENT.
CONSISTENT  WITH  THESE  LAWS, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO ENSURE A
FAIR, NON-BIASED WAGE STRUCTURE FOR ITS EMPLOYEES IN  WHICH  SEX,  RACE,
SEXUAL  ORIENTATION  OR  NATIONAL  ORIGIN  IS NOT A CONSIDERATION EITHER
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN DETERMINING  THE  PROPER  COMPENSATION  FOR  A
TITLE IN STATE SERVICE, NOR IN DETERMINING THE PAY FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR
GROUP  OF  EMPLOYEES.   In order to attract unusual merit and ability to
the service of the state of New York,  to  stimulate  higher  efficiency
among  the  personnel,  to  provide skilled leadership in administrative
departments, to reward merit and to insure to the people and the taxpay-
ers of the state of New York the highest  return  in  services  for  the
necessary  costs of government, it is [hereby declared to be] the policy
of the state to provide equal pay for [equal] SIMILAR work AND FOR  WORK
OF  COMPARABLE  VALUE, and regular increases in pay in proper proportion

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15400-01-2

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