assembly Bill A5754A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal business activities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 19, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.665
May 17, 2016 reported
May 10, 2016 reported referred to codes
Apr 28, 2016 print number 5754a
Apr 28, 2016 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 06, 2016 referred to labor
May 29, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.492
May 28, 2015 reported
May 18, 2015 reported referred to codes
Mar 04, 2015 referred to labor

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A5754 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7858
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§740 & 741, Lab L; amd §75-b, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5696
2017-2018: A5757, S1887
2019-2020: A7384, S3683
2021-2022: A5144, S725

A5754 - Summary

Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal business activities.

A5754 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5754

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BENEDETTO  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation  to
  protection  of  employees  and  former  employees  against retaliatory
  action by employers

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

  Section  1.  Section  740 of the labor law, as added by chapter 660 of
the laws of 1984, paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 as added and  paragraph
(a)  of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 442 of the laws of 2006, and
paragraph (d) of subdivision 4 as added by chapter 24  of  the  laws  of
2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S  740.  Retaliatory  [personnel] action by employers; prohibition. 1.
Definitions. For purposes of this section, unless  the  context  specif-
ically indicates otherwise:
  (a) "Employee" means an individual who performs services for and under
the  control  and  direction of an employer for wages or other remunera-
tion.
  (b) "Employer"  means  any  person,  firm,  partnership,  institution,
corporation, or association that employs one or more employees.
  (c)  "Law, rule or regulation" includes: (I) any duly enacted FEDERAL,
STATE OR LOCAL statute or ordinance [or]; (II) any  rule  or  regulation
promulgated  pursuant  to  [any federal, state or local] SUCH statute or
ordinance; OR (III) ANY JUDICIAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION,  RULING  OR
ORDER.
  (d) "Public body" includes the following:
  (i)  the  United States Congress, any state legislature, or any [popu-
larly-elected] ELECTED local governmental body, or any member or employ-
ee thereof;
  (ii) any federal, state, or local [judiciary] COURT, or any member  or
employee thereof, or any grand or petit jury;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09700-01-5

Co-Sponsors

A5754A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7858
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§740 & 741, Lab L; amd §75-b, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5696
2017-2018: A5757, S1887
2019-2020: A7384, S3683
2021-2022: A5144, S725

A5754A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal business activities.

A5754A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5754--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. BENEDETTO, COLTON -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Labor -- recommitted to the  Committee  on  Labor  in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation to
  protection of  employees  and  former  employees  against  retaliatory
  action by employers

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

  Section 1. Section 740 of the labor law, as added by  chapter  660  of
the  laws of 1984, paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 as added and paragraph
(a) of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 442 of the laws of 2006,  and
paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  4 as added by chapter 24 of the laws of
2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S 740. Retaliatory [personnel] action by  employers;  prohibition.  1.
Definitions.  For  purposes  of this section, unless the context specif-
ically indicates otherwise:
  (a) "Employee" means an individual who performs services for and under
the control and direction of an employer for wages  or  other  remunera-
tion.
  (b)  "Employer"  means  any  person,  firm,  partnership, institution,
corporation, or association that employs one or more employees.
  (c) "Law, rule or regulation" includes: (I) any duly enacted  FEDERAL,
STATE  OR  LOCAL  statute or ordinance [or]; (II) any rule or regulation
promulgated pursuant to [any federal, state or local]  SUCH  statute  or
ordinance;  OR  (III) ANY JUDICIAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION, RULING OR
ORDER.
  (d) "Public body" includes the following:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09700-02-6

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