senate Bill S5954

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Oct 11, 2013 referred to rules

S5954 - Details

Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19-D ยงยง696 - 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

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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