senate Bill S6516

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that municipalities may impose minimum wage standards that are more favorable to employees than those adopted by the state

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Jan 31, 2014 referred to labor

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S6516 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9036
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §665 to be §666, add §665, Lab L

S6516 - Summary

Provides that municipalities may impose minimum wage standards that are more favorable to employees than those adopted by the state.

S6516 - Sponsor Memo

S6516 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6516

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  GIANARIS,  KRUEGER,  ESPAILLAT,
  PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Labor

AN  ACT  to  amend  the labor law, in relation to authorizing local wage
  standards higher than in the state labor law

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

  Section  1. Section 665 of the labor law is renumbered section 666 and
a new section 665 is added to read as follows:
  S 665. LOCAL WAGE STANDARDS. NOTHING IN THIS  CHAPTER,  THE  MUNICIPAL
HOME  RULE  LAW OR THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW SHALL PROHIBIT THE ADOPTION
OF ANY MINIMUM STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY ANY APPLICABLE  FEDERAL,  STATE,
OR  LOCAL  LAW,  POLICY,  CONTRACT OR PREFERENCE, OR BY A PUBLIC BENEFIT
CORPORATION, OR ANY RULE OR REGULATION ISSUED  THEREUNDER,  RELATING  TO
WAGES,  HOURS,  OR OTHER WORKING CONDITIONS, OR THE ENFORCEMENT THEREOF,
WHICH ARE MORE FAVORABLE TO EMPLOYEES THAN THE MINIMUM STANDARDS  APPLI-
CABLE  UNDER THIS ARTICLE. A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR PUBLIC BENE-
FIT CORPORATION MAY ADOPT SUCH STANDARDS,  WHICH  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT  TO
ENFORCEMENT  BY  ANY MEANS PROVIDED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
THOSE AUTHORIZED BY THE COUNTY, CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE  OR  PUBLIC  BENEFIT
CORPORATION,  AND MAY ALSO BE ENFORCED BY THE COMMISSIONER USING ANY AND
ALL ENFORCEMENT METHODS PERMITTED BY THIS  CHAPTER  FOR  ENFORCEMENT  OF
WAGE STANDARDS AND PAYMENT.
  S  2.  Severability.  If any provision of this act, or the application
thereof to any person or circumstance, shall be adjudged by any court of
competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such  judgment
shall  not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall
be confined in its operation to the provision of this  act,  or  in  its
application  to  the  person  or  circumstance, directly involved in the
controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13777-02-4

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