senate Bill S5999

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state fair wage act

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to rules
Nov 27, 2013 referred to rules

S5999 - Details

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S5999 - Summary

Enacts the New York state fair wage act.

S5999 - Sponsor Memo

S5999 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 27, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT in relation to enacting the New York fair wage act


  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
fair wage act".
  S 2. For the purposes of this act, the term:
  A. "Business" means  any  natural  person,  corporation,  partnership,
limited  liability  company, joint venture, sole proprietorship, associ-
ation, trust or any other entity.
  B. "Formula retail store" means a retail  sales  establishment  which,
along  with  eleven or more other retail sales establishments located in
the United States, maintains two or more of the following features:  (1)
a  standardized array of merchandise, a standardized facade, a standard-
ized decor and color scheme, a uniform apparel, standardized signage,  a
trademark; or (2) a servicemark.
  C.  "Subcontractor" means any business that performs services, includ-
ing but not limited to janitorial or security services, on the  premises
of a formula retail store, that holds a sublease or contract authorizing
that party to occupy, use, control or do business on the premises of the
large  retailer, or that performs construction work on premises that are
or will be occupied by a large retailer.
  D. "Employee" includes not only  common-law  employees  of  a  formula
retail  store  who  are regularly employed on or about the premises of a
formula retail store, but also persons who regularly work  on  or  about
the  premises  of a formula retail store for the benefit of that retail-
er's business, whether they are engaged as a contractor,  subcontractor,
tenant,  subtenant,  licensee or sublicensee, or as an employee thereof.
Workers who are not common-law employees of a formula retail store shall
not be deemed "regularly working" on or about  the  retailer's  premises

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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