senate Bill S818

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the H1N1 in the workplace prevention act

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Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor

S818 - Details

Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §202-l, Lab L; amd §206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3566
2009-2010: S6202

S818 - Summary

Enacts the H1N1 in the workplace prevention act requiring employers to post a sign on prevention of the H1N1 flu in the workplace; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate rules and regulations related to prevention of the H1N1 flu virus in the workplace.

S818 - Sponsor Memo

S818 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   818

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the labor law and the public health law, in relation  to
  enacting the "H1N1 in the workplace prevention act"

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

  Section 1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited  as
the "H1N1 in the workplace prevention act."
  S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-l to read as
follows:
  S  202-L.    POSTING OF H1N1 INFLUENZA RELATED INFORMATION. 1. FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE  THE  FOLLOWING
MEANINGS:
  (A)  "EMPLOYEE"  MEANS  A PERSON WHO PERFORMS SERVICES FOR HIRE FOR AN
EMPLOYER, FOR AN AVERAGE OF TEN OR MORE HOURS PER WEEK, AND INCLUDES ALL
INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED AT ANY SITE OWNED OR OPERATED BY  AN  EMPLOYER  BUT
SHALL NOT INCLUDE AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.
  (B)  "EMPLOYER"  MEANS  A  PERSON  OR  ENTITY THAT EMPLOYS TEN OR MORE
EMPLOYEES AT AT LEAST ONE SITE AND INCLUDES AN INDIVIDUAL,  CORPORATION,
PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION,  NONPROFIT  ORGANIZATION,  GROUP  OF PERSONS,
COUNTY, TOWN, CITY, SCHOOL DISTRICT, PUBLIC AUTHORITY OR  OTHER  GOVERN-
MENTAL SUBDIVISION OF ANY KIND.
  2.  EVERY  EMPLOYER  SHALL  POST  A SIGN APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH IN EVERY WORKPLACE AT THE LOCATION OR LOCATIONS WHERE NOTICES  TO
EMPLOYEES  ARE  NORMALLY  POSTED,  TO INFORM EMPLOYEES OF SAFE WORKPLACE
PRACTICES FOR THE PREVENTION OF THE H1N1 OR  OTHER  INFLUENZA  VIRUS  IN
SUCH WORKPLACE.
  S  3. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public health law is amended
by adding a new paragraph (t) to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04537-01-3

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