|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S504
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S504 - Details
S504 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S504 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring employment agencies in the city of New York to conspicuously post and provide a copy of a job seekers bill of rights PURPOSE: Requires employment agencies in the city of New York to provide and post a job seekers bill of rights. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Every employment agency in the city of New York shall post in a conspicuous place in the main room of such agency and provide a brochure which includes the job seekers bill of rights established by this section. Such conspicuous notice and brochure shall be printed in the language which persons commonly doing business with such agency can understand. JUSTIFICATION: Employment agencies are thriving on the misfortune of their unemployed clients and their lack of knowledge. Unlicensed and unscrupulous employment agencies are betting that their clients are unaware of their rights and are targeting communities who are most vulnerable
S504 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 504 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring employment agencies in the city of New York to conspicuously post and provide a copy of a job seekers bill of rights THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 188-a to read as follows: S 188-A. JOB SEEKERS BILL OF RIGHTS. EVERY EMPLOYMENT AGENCY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK SHALL POST IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE IN THE MAIN ROOM OF SUCH AGENCY AND PROVIDE A BROCHURE WHICH INCLUDES THE JOB SEEKERS BILL OF RIGHTS ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION. SUCH CONSPICUOUS NOTICE AND BROCHURE SHALL BE PRINTED IN THE LANGUAGE WHICH PERSONS COMMONLY DOING BUSINESS WITH SUCH AGENCY CAN UNDERSTAND. THE FOLLOWING SHALL CONSTITUTE THE "JOB SEEKERS BILL OF RIGHTS". "JOB SEEKERS BILL OF RIGHTS 1. MAKE SURE YOU'RE VISITING A LEGITIMATE COMPANY. ONLY USE A LICENSED EMPLOYMENT AGENCY. TO CONFIRM PROPER LICENSING CALL 311 OR GO TO NEW YORK CITY'S DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS' WEBSITE: NYC.GOV/CONSUMERS. 2. AVOID EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES THAT GUARANTEE JOBS. BY LAW EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES CANNOT GUARANTEE THEY WILL FIND YOU A JOB. IN ADDITION, EMPLOY- MENT AGENCIES CANNOT REFER YOU TO A JOB THAT PAYS LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE OR DOES NOT PAY OVERTIME. 3. MAKE SURE THE AGENCY IS APPROVED TO PROVIDE TRAINING. CHECK WITH THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY IS APPROVED TO PROVIDE ANY TYPE OF TRAINING. 4. GET A JOB DESCRIPTION IN WRITING. EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ARE REQUIRED TO DESCRIBE, IN WRITING, ALL JOBS AVAILABLE FOR AGENCY REFERRAL. THE DESCRIPTION MUST INCLUDE THE EMPLOYER'S NAME, ADDRESS, WAGE RATE, WORK EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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