|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 04, 2014||referred to labor|
senate Bill S7752
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S7752 - Details
S7752 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7752 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to allowing employees to utilize sick leave to care for family, household members and domestic partners PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To grant the right to employees to use sick time for care of a sick family member. This would include a domestic partner. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The labor law is amended by adding a new section 19. Subdivision 1, a & b provides a definition for domestic partner. Subdivision 2 provides who should not be defined as a domestic partner. Subdivision 3 is the definition for sick leave. Subdivision 4 is the definition of employer under this bill. Subdivision 5 allows any employee who is granted leave under provisions of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act to use their accrued and available sick leave for such leave. Subdivision 6 grants to any employee working for an employer with fifty or more employees, which provides sick leave for its employees, shall be entitled to
S7752 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7752 I N S E N A T E June 4, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- 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 allowing employees to utilize sick leave to care for family, household members and domestic partners THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 19 to read as follows: S 19. SICK LEAVE; DOMESTIC PARTNERS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: "DOMESTIC PARTNER" MEANS A PERSON WHO, WITH RESPECT TO ANOTHER PERSON: (A) IS FORMALLY A PARTY IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP OR SIMILAR RELATION- SHIP WITH THE OTHER PERSON, ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OR OF ANY STATE, LOCAL OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION, OR REGIS- TERED AS THE DOMESTIC PARTNER OF THE OTHER PERSON WITH ANY REGISTRY MAINTAINED BY THE EMPLOYER OF EITHER PARTY OR ANY STATE, MUNICIPALITY, OR FOREIGN JURISDICTION; OR (B) IS DEPENDENT OR MUTUALLY INTERDEPENDENT ON THE OTHER PERSON FOR SUPPORT, AS EVIDENCED BY THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATING A MUTUAL INTENT TO BE DOMESTIC PARTNERS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: COMMON OWNERSHIP OR JOINT LEASING OF REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY; COMMON HOUSEHOLDING, SHARED INCOME OR SHARED EXPENSES; CHILDREN IN COMMON; SHARED HEALTH OR EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT COVERAGE; SIGNS OF INTENT TO MARRY OR BECOME DOMESTIC PARTNERS UNDER PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION; OR THE LENGTH OF THE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE PERSONS. 2. "DOMESTIC PARTNER" SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSON WHO IS RELATED BY BLOOD TO SUCH OTHER PERSON IN A MANNER THAT WOULD BAR MARRIAGE TO SUCH OTHER PERSON IN NEW YORK STATE. "DOMESTIC PARTNER" ALSO SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSON WHO IS LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE. 3. SICK LEAVE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY BENEFIT PROVIDED UNDER AN EMPLOYEE WELFARE BENEFIT PLAN SUBJECT TO THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 AND DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY INSURANCE BENEFIT, WORK- ERS' COMPENSATION BENEFIT, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION DISABILITY BENEFIT, OR BENEFIT NOT PAYABLE FROM THE EMPLOYER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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