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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S660
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S660 - Details
S660 - Summary
Prohibits retaliatory personnel action by an employer against an employee who discloses or threatens to disclose an activity, policy or practice of the employer or a fellow employee that is in violation of law; removes requirement that such violation of law present a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
S660 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S660 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to prohibiting certain retaliatory personnel action by employers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To protect individuals that disclose acts of employers or fellow employees that violate the law, while maintaining the "substantial and specific danger to public health or safety" requirement for the disclosure of acts that violate rules or regulations. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Paragraph (a) amends section 740 of the labor law by limiting the "substantial and specific danger to public health or safety" requirement to only the disclosure of violations of rules and regulations. Paragraph (a-1) adds a new sub-section to section 740 of the labor law that protects employees that disclose to a supervisor or public body activities, policies, or practices of their employer or other employees that violates the law. EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: The current law protects employees that disclose - to their
S660 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 660 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 prohibiting certain retal- iatory personnel action by employers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 740 of the labor law, as amended by chapter 442 of the laws of 2006, is amended and a new paragraph (a-1) is added to read as follows: (a) discloses, or threatens to disclose to a supervisor or to a public body an activity, policy or practice of the employer that is in violation of [law,] rule or regulation which violation creates and presents a substantial and specific danger to the public health or safe- ty, or which constitutes health care fraud; (A-1) DISCLOSES, OR THREATENS TO DISCLOSE TO A SUPERVISOR OR TO A PUBLIC BODY AN ACTIVITY, POLICY OR PRACTICE OF THE EMPLOYER OR ANOTHER EMPLOYEE THAT IS IN VIOLATION OF LAW; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01797-01-3
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