senate Bill S677

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
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S677 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2825
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §296-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5316A, A7830A

S677 - Summary

Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.

S677 - Sponsor Memo

S677 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   677

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN,
  ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,
  PARKER, RIVERA, SAMPSON, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Investigations and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  unlawful  hiring
  discrimination  by  employers, employment agencies and licensing agen-
  cies based upon an individual's unemployment status

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 296-c
to read as follows:
  S 296-C. UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN RELATION TO LICENSING OR
EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES; UNEMPLOYMENT STATUS. 1. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  THE  TERM  "UNEMPLOYMENT  STATUS" SHALL MEAN BEING UNEMPLOYED,
HAVING ACTIVELY LOOKED FOR EMPLOYMENT DURING THE THEN MOST  RECENT  FOUR
WEEK PERIOD, AND CURRENTLY BEING AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT.
  2.  IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER OR
LICENSING AGENCY, BECAUSE OF AN  INDIVIDUAL'S  UNEMPLOYMENT  STATUS,  TO
REFUSE TO HIRE OR TO EMPLOY OR TO BAR SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR TO DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST SUCH INDIVIDUAL IN COMPENSATION OR IN TERMS, CONDITIONS OR PRIV-
ILEGES OF EMPLOYMENT.
  3.  IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER OR
AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL  BECAUSE  OF
UNEMPLOYMENT  STATUS  IN  RECEIVING, CLASSIFYING, DISPOSING OR OTHERWISE
ACTING UPON APPLICATIONS FOR ITS SERVICES OR IN REFERRING  AN  APPLICANT
OR APPLICANTS TO AN EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYERS.
  4.  IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER OR
AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY TO PRINT OR CIRCULATE OR CAUSE  TO  BE  PRINTED  OR
CIRCULATED  ANY  STATEMENT,  ADVERTISEMENT OR PUBLICATION, OR TO USE ANY

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

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