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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Mar 21, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S4340
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4340 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §296-c, Exec L
S4340 - Summary
Prohibits unlawful hiring discrimination by employers and employment agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.
S4340 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4340 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting unlawful hiring discrimination by employers and employment agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One of the bill amends the executive law to prohibit discriminatory hiring practices based upon an individual's unemployment status. Subdivision 1 defines "unemployment status." Subdivision 2 makes it unlawful for an employer, employer's agent, representative or designee or an employment agency to base an employment decision upon the unemployment status of the applicant. Subdivision 3 states that, notwithstanding this amendment, an employer can require educational or licensing or minimum experience requirements for new hires. Additionally, employers can restrict hiring for new positions only to current employees of the employer. Section Two of the bill states that this act will take effect immediately.
S4340 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4340 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 21, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting unlawful hiring discrimination by employers and employment agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 296-c to read as follows: S 296-C. UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN RELATION TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES; UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL'S CURRENT OR RECENT UNEMPLOYMENT. 2. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER, THE EMPLOYER'S AGENT, REPRESENTATIVE OR DESIGNEE OR AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY TO BASE AN EMPLOYMENT DECISION WITH REGARD TO HIRING, COMPENSATION OR THE TERMS THEREOF, CONDITIONS OR PRIVILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT ON THE UNEM- PLOYMENT STATUS OF THE APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE. 3. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYER, THE EMPLOYER'S AGENT, REPRESENTATIVE OR DESIGNEE OR AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY FROM PUBLISHING IN PRINT OR ON THE INTERNET AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR A JOB VACANCY IN THIS STATE THAT CONTAINS A PROVISION: A. SETTING FORTH QUALIFICATIONS FOR A JOB VACANCY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (1) HOLDING A CURRENT AND VALID PROFESSIONAL OR OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, REGISTRATION, PERMIT OR OTHER CREDENTIAL; OR (2) A MINIMUM LEVEL OF EDUCATION OR TRAINING, OR PROFESSIONAL, OCCUPA- TIONAL OR FIELD EXPERIENCE; OR B. STATING THAT ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE EMPLOYER WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09573-03-3
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