senate Bill S1660

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires employers to authorize absence from or lateness to work if such absence or lateness was due to responding to an emergency as a volunteer

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S1660 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง202-l, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3305
2009-2010: S4988

S1660 - Summary

Requires employers to authorize absence from or lateness to work if such absence or lateness was due to responding to an emergency as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance worker.

S1660 - Sponsor Memo

S1660 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1660

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  prohibiting  an  employer
  from  terminating an employee who also is a volunteer firefighter or a
  volunteer provider of emergency medical services  when  that  employee
  misses or is late to work because of an emergency to which the employ-
  ee was dispatched

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

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  202-l  to
read as follows:
  S  202-L. AUTHORIZED ABSENCE. 1. IF AN EMPLOYEE IS ABSENT FROM OR LATE
TO HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT DUE TO  HIS  OR  HER  ENGAGING  IN  THE  ACTUAL
PERFORMANCE  OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS (A) A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, OR (B)
AN ENROLLED MEMBER OF A VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE PURSUANT TO  ARTICLE
THIRTY  OF  THE  PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AN EMPLOYER SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM
TERMINATING SUCH EMPLOYEE SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF SUCH ABSENCE  OR  LATE-
NESS.
  2.  THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED ABSENCE MAY BE CHARGED AGAINST
ANY OTHER LEAVE SUCH EMPLOYEE IS OTHERWISE ENTITLED TO, AND SUCH AUTHOR-
IZED ABSENCE SHALL INCLUDE TRAVEL BOTH TO AND FROM SUCH DUTIES PERFORMED
IN HIS OR HER CAPACITY AS A VOLUNTEER. AT  THE  EMPLOYER'S  REQUEST  THE
EMPLOYEE MUST PROVIDE THE EMPLOYER WITH A STATEMENT FROM THE HEAD OF THE
VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER  OR  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE SERVICE, AS APPLICABLE,
STATING THE EMPLOYEE RESPONDED TO AN  EMERGENCY  AT  THE  TIME  OF  SUCH
RESPONSE.
  3. IN THE EVENT THAT THE EMPLOYEE DOES NOT HAVE ACCRUED TIME TO OFFSET
ANY  TIME LOST IN AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE THE EMPLOYER MUST EITHER, AT ITS
OPTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04129-01-3

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