senate Bill S7895

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes public employment in wage payment provisions

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Jun 17, 2014 referred to rules

S7895 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง190, Lab L

S7895 - Bill Texts

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Includes public employment in wage payment provisions.

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BILL NUMBER:S7895

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to including
public employment in wage payment provisions

PURPOSE: The bill provides a remedy for employees who are not paid by
their public employer.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds public employees to Article 6 of
the Labor Law.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently public employees are forced to resort to griev-
ance arbitration, which may take place over an inordinate length of time
and cost, in order to recover unpaid earned wages. This is particularly
problematic for non-union employees. There are no consequences for a
public employer failing to pay wages, such as a school district retain-
ing compensation for extracurricular activities to teachers or for
contingent workers. Adding public employers to existing law will serve
as deterrent to employers withholding funds and provide a safety net for
compensation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Takes effect immediately.

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

                                  7895

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 17, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to including  public  employ-
  ment in wage payment provisions

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 190 of the labor law,  as  amended
by chapter 281 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  "Employer"  includes  any  person,  corporation, limited liability
company, or association employing  any  individual  in  any  occupation,
industry,  trade,  business  or service. The term "employer" shall [not]
include  [a  governmental  agency]  COUNTIES,  TOWNS,  VILLAGES,  SCHOOL
DISTRICTS, AND ANY OTHER MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS OR PUBLIC AUTHORITIES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09763-02-3

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