|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 26, 2012||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S7057
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7057 - Details
- 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
BILL NUMBER:S7057 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This legislation will establish a policy of equal pay for comparable work regardless of sex, race or national origin and requires corrective action therefor. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One - states 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" which requires that employees of both sexes receive equal pay for equal work, the federal "Civil Rights Act of 1964, 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 orien- tation 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. Section One - will make New York state consistent with this law, it is the policy of the state to ensure a fair, non-biased wage structure for
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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