|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 31, 2014||referred to labor|
senate Bill S6516
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6516 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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
BILL NUMBER:S6516 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to authorizing local wage standards higher than in the state labor law PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows localities to set a minimum wage beyond what is required by the state. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Establishes a non-preemption clause allowing municipalities and public benefit corporations to establish higher labor standards than that required by the state. Section 1 - Renumbers Section 665 of the Labor Law to Section 666 and adds a new Section 665, allowing a county, city, town, village or public benefit corporation to establish and enforce rules and regulations relating to wages, hours or other wowing conditions, which are more favorable to the minimum standards provided by state law. Section 2 - Severability Clause. Section 3 - Effective Date.
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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