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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S1660
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S1660 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1660 TITLE OF BILL: 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 employee was dispatched PURPOSE: The legislation is designed to ensure volunteer firefighters and EMS responders won't lose their paying jobs simply because they were late or-missed work while performing their duties. sum:NARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-1 to read as follows: Section 202-1. Authorized absence. I. 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) 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 lateness. 2. The entire period of the authorized absence may be charged against
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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