assembly Bill A5696A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal business activities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2014 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 15, 2014 advanced to third reading cal.686
May 13, 2014 reported
May 06, 2014 reported referred to codes
Jan 22, 2014 committed to labor
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.268
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 20, 2013 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.195
rules report cal.195
reported
Jun 10, 2013 reported referred to rules
Jun 04, 2013 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2013 print number 5696a
May 20, 2013 amend and recommit to labor
Mar 06, 2013 referred to labor

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A5696 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3862
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§740 & 741, Lab L; amd §75-b, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A5754
2017-2018: A5757
2019-2020: A7384
2021-2022: A5144

A5696 - Summary

Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal business activities.

A5696 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5696

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BENEDETTO  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation  to
  protection  of  employees  and  former  employees  against retaliatory
  action by employers

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

  Section  1.  Section  740 of the labor law, as added by chapter 660 of
the laws of 1984, paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 as added and  paragraph
(a)  of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 442 of the laws of 2006, and
paragraph (d) of subdivision 4 as added by chapter 24  of  the  laws  of
2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S  740.  Retaliatory  personnel  action  by employers; prohibition. 1.
Definitions. For purposes of this section, unless  the  context  specif-
ically indicates otherwise:
  (a) "Employee" means an individual who performs services for and under
the  control  and  direction of an employer for wages or other remunera-
tion.
  (b) "Employer"  means  any  person,  firm,  partnership,  institution,
corporation, or association that employs one or more employees.
  (c)  "Law, rule or regulation" includes: (I) any duly enacted FEDERAL,
STATE OR LOCAL statute or ordinance [or]; (II) any  rule  or  regulation
promulgated  pursuant  to  [any federal, state or local] SUCH statute or
ordinance; OR (III) ANY JUDICIAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION,  RULING  OR
ORDER.
  (d) "Public body" includes the following:
  (i)  the  United States Congress, any state legislature, or any [popu-
larly-elected] ELECTED local governmental body, or any member or employ-
ee thereof;
  (ii) any federal, state, or local [judiciary] COURT, or any member  or
employee thereof, or any grand or petit jury;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08920-03-3

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A5696A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3862
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§740 & 741, Lab L; amd §75-b, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A5754
2017-2018: A5757
2019-2020: A7384
2021-2022: A5144

A5696A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal business activities.

A5696A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5696--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. BENEDETTO, BRONSON, LUPARDO, CAHILL, HEASTIE,
  FAHY, SKOUFIS, GUNTHER, HEVESI, STECK, CAMARA -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A. GLICK, GOTTFRIED, RODRIGUEZ -- read once and referred to  the
  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation  to
  protection  of  employees  and  former  employees  against retaliatory
  action by employers

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

  Section  1.  Section  740 of the labor law, as added by chapter 660 of
the laws of 1984, paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 as added and  paragraph
(a)  of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 442 of the laws of 2006, and
paragraph (d) of subdivision 4 as added by chapter 24  of  the  laws  of
2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S  740.  Retaliatory  [personnel] action by employers; prohibition. 1.
Definitions. For purposes of this section, unless  the  context  specif-
ically indicates otherwise:
  (a) "Employee" means an individual who performs services for and under
the  control  and  direction of an employer for wages or other remunera-
tion.
  (b) "Employer"  means  any  person,  firm,  partnership,  institution,
corporation, or association that employs one or more employees.
  (c)  "Law, rule or regulation" includes: (I) any duly enacted FEDERAL,
STATE OR LOCAL statute or ordinance [or]; (II) any  rule  or  regulation
promulgated  pursuant  to  [any federal, state or local] SUCH statute or
ordinance; OR (III) ANY JUDICIAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION,  RULING  OR
ORDER.
  (d) "Public body" includes the following:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08920-04-3

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