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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S677
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S677 - Details
S677 - Summary
Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.
S677 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S677 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to unlawful hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status PURPOSE: To make it unlawful to refuse to hire someone based on their unemployment status. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the Executive Law is amended by adding a new section 296-c to make it illegal for an employer or licensing agency, or an employment agency to refuse to hire or employ or to discriminate against an individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of the individual's unemployment status. Additionally, this Section makes it illegal for any employer or employment agency to print or circulate any statement, advertisement or publication, or to use any form of application for employment or make any inquiry in connection with prospective employment which discriminates against an individual because of the individual's unemployment status. The term "unemployment status" is defined as being unemployed having
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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