senate Bill S626A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to actions brought by employees for unpaid wages; and creates the employee wage safety fund

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Jan 21, 2014 print number 626a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S626 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A168A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add §5020-b, CPLR; add §99-v, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1534A, A5925A
2009-2010: S3192, A481

S626 - Summary

Creates a fund for the compensation of unpaid or underpaid employees; requires the division of labor standards to provide instruction and assistance pertaining to tax filing and reporting requirements to persons who claim unpaid wages; directs the commissioner of taxation and finance to provide for the collection of income taxes from judgments for unpaid wages.

S626 - Sponsor Memo

S626 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   626

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation  to  money
  judgments  in  satisfaction of actions brought by employees for unpaid
  or underpaid wages; to amend the state finance  law,  in  relation  to
  creating  the  employee wage safety fund; and to require dissemination
  of certain information by the division of labor standards

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "wage safety act".
  S 2. The civil practice law and rules  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 5020-b to read as follows:
  S  5020-B.  JUDGMENTS;  TAXES PAID IN CERTAIN CASES. IN CASES OF MONEY
JUDGMENTS IN SATISFACTION OF ACTIONS BROUGHT BY EMPLOYEES FOR UNPAID  OR
UNDERPAID  WAGES, THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PAY AN AMOUNT
EQUAL TO TEN PERCENT OF SUCH JUDGMENT INTO THE EMPLOYEE WAGE SAFETY FUND
ESTABLISHED IN SECTION NINETY-NINE-U OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.    MONIES
IN  SUCH  FUND  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE TO MAKE FULL OR PARTIAL PAYMENTS ON
JUDGMENTS FOR UNPAID OR UNDERPAID  WAGES  WHERE  SUCH  JUDGMENTS  REMAIN
UNSATISFIED  FOR A PERIOD OF TIME TO BE SPECIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF
LABOR.
  S 3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-u  to
read as follows:
  S  99-U. THE EMPLOYEE WAGE SAFETY FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
TAXATION  AND  FINANCE  A  FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "EMPLOYEE WAGE SAFETY
FUND."
  2. THE FUND SHALL CONSIST OF THE ADDITIONAL  FEE  OR  SUCH  CHARGE  ON
MONEY JUDGMENTS ENTERED AGAINST EMPLOYERS ON CLAIMS FOR UNPAID OR UNDER-

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

S626A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A168A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add §5020-b, CPLR; add §99-v, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1534A, A5925A
2009-2010: S3192, A481

S626A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a fund for the compensation of unpaid or underpaid employees; requires the division of labor standards to provide instruction and assistance pertaining to tax filing and reporting requirements to persons who claim unpaid wages; directs the commissioner of taxation and finance to provide for the collection of income taxes from judgments for unpaid wages.

S626A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S626A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 626--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation  to  money
  judgments  in  satisfaction of actions brought by employees for unpaid
  or underpaid wages; to amend the state finance  law,  in  relation  to
  creating  the  employee wage safety fund; and to require dissemination
  of certain information by the division of labor standards

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "wage safety act".
  S 2. The civil practice law and rules  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 5020-b to read as follows:
  S  5020-B.  JUDGMENTS;  TAXES PAID IN CERTAIN CASES. IN CASES OF MONEY
JUDGMENTS IN SATISFACTION OF ACTIONS BROUGHT BY EMPLOYEES FOR UNPAID  OR
UNDERPAID  WAGES, THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PAY AN AMOUNT
EQUAL TO TEN PERCENT OF SUCH JUDGMENT INTO THE EMPLOYEE WAGE SAFETY FUND
ESTABLISHED IN SECTION NINETY-NINE-V OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.    MONIES
IN  SUCH  FUND  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE TO MAKE FULL OR PARTIAL PAYMENTS ON
JUDGMENTS FOR UNPAID OR UNDERPAID  WAGES  WHERE  SUCH  JUDGMENTS  REMAIN
UNSATISFIED  FOR A PERIOD OF TIME TO BE SPECIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF
LABOR.
  S 3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-v  to
read as follows:
  S  99-V. THE EMPLOYEE WAGE SAFETY FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03066-02-4

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