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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S1490
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S1490 - Details
S1490 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1490 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to retaliatory personnel actions by employers SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill specifies that the legislation is to be known as the "Wage Transparency Act". Section two adds three new sections to the labor law. § 742 makes it unlawful for employers to take retaliatory action against employees who discuss their salary or inquire about the wages of another employee. § 743 provides for remedies and enforcement of violations of the article. § 744 authorizes the department of labor to prescribe regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this legislation. Section three of the bill replaces the previous remedies and enforcement section.
S1490 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1490 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, ADDABBO, HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY -- 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 retaliatory personnel actions by employers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Wage Tran- sparency Act." S 2. The labor law is amended by adding three new sections 742, 743 and 744 to read as follows: S 742. OTHER PROHIBITED ACTS. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRAC- TICE IN VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE FOR AN EMPLOYER TO DISCHARGE OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER DISCRIMINATE AGAINST, COERCE, INTIMIDATE, THREATEN, OR INTERFERE WITH ANY EMPLOYEE OR ANY OTHER PERSON BECAUSE THE EMPLOYEE INQUIRED ABOUT, DISCLOSED, COMPARED, OR OTHERWISE DISCUSSED THE EMPLOY- EE'S WAGES OR THE WAGES OF ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE, OR BECAUSE THE EMPLOYEE EXERCISED, ENJOYED, AIDED, OR ENCOURAGED ANY OTHER PERSON TO EXERCISE OR ENJOY ANY RIGHT GRANTED OR PROTECTED BY THIS ARTICLE. S 743. REMEDIES AND ENFORCEMENT. (A) (1) IN ANY ACTION IN WHICH A COURT OR JURY FINDS THAT AN EMPLOYER HAS ENGAGED IN ACTS IN VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE, THE COURT OR JURY SHALL AWARD TO ANY AFFECTED EMPLOYEE OR EMPLOYEES MONETARY RELIEF, INCLUDING BACK PAY IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE'S ACTUAL EARNINGS AND WHAT THE EMPLOYEE WOULD HAVE EARNED BUT FOR THE EMPLOYER'S UNLAWFUL PRACTICES, AND AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT IN COMPENSATORY AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AS APPROPRIATE. (2) IN ANY ACTION IN WHICH A COURT OR JURY FINDS THAT AN EMPLOYER HAS ENGAGED IN ACTS IN VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE, THE COURT SHALL ENJOIN THE EMPLOYER FROM CONTINUING TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AFFECTED EMPLOYEES AND SHALL DIRECT THE EMPLOYER TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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