|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Oct 11, 2013||referred to rules|
senate Bill S5954
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5954 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Labor Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 19-D §§696 - 696-i, Lab L
S5954 - Summary
Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence; permits victims of domestic violence to take an unpaid leave of absence for twenty days from employment to address on-going domestic violence; defines "address on-going domestic violence"; contains provision to protect the individual's job position and benefits.
S5954 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5954 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence from employment for victims of domestic violence PURPOSE: To provide medical leave for victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse, or for parents of child that was a victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse, or needs counseling for such domestic violence or sexual abuse. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Provides for the creation of a new section 19-D of the labor law, which defines terms, creates an entitlement to medical leave for victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse, provides parameters for the grant and use of such leave, and provides a right to return to a position from which an employee takes a medical leave because such employee was a victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse. Section 2: Provides the act shall take effect ninety days after it shall have become law.
S5954 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5954 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 11, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence from employment for victims of domestic violence 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 article 19-D to read as follows: ARTICLE 19-D UNPAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE SECTION 696. DEFINITIONS. 696-A. ENTITLEMENT TO LEAVE. 696-B. LEAVE TAKEN INTERMITTENTLY OR ON REDUCED LEAVE SCHEDULE. 696-C. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO TAKE LEAVE. 696-D. CERTIFICATION. 696-E. CONFIDENTIALITY. 696-F. RESTORATION TO POSITION. 696-G. PROHIBITED ACTS. 696-H. CIVIL ACTION. 696-I. SAVINGS CLAUSE. S 696. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL ABUSE" SHALL MEAN A VICTIM OF DOMES- TIC VIOLENCE, A SEX OFFENSE, OR STALKING. 2. "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A VICTIM OF AN ACT WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE A FAMILY OFFENSE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT. 3. "VICTIM OF A SEX OFFENSE" SHALL MEAN A VICTIM OF AN ACT OR ACTS THAT WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE PENAL LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11914-01-3
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