senate Bill S5838

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to an increase in the minimum wage

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Jan 06, 2016 referred to labor
Jun 05, 2015 referred to labor

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S5838 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8143
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง650 & 656, Lab L

S5838 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to an increase in the minimum wage.

S5838 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5838 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5838

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ORTT, MARTINS -- 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 raising the minimum wage

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

  Section 1. Section 650 of the labor law, as amended by chapter 439  of
the laws of 1962, is amended to read as follows:
  S 650. Statement of public policy.  There are persons employed in some
occupations  in  the  state of New York at wages insufficient to provide
adequate maintenance for themselves and their families. Such  employment
impairs  the  health,  efficiency,  and  well-being  of  the  persons so
employed, constitutes unfair competition  against  other  employers  and
their  employees,  threatens  the  stability  of  industry,  reduces the
purchasing power of employees, and requires,  in  many  instances,  that
wages  be  supplemented  by  the  payment of public moneys for relief or
other public and private assistance.  Employment  of  persons  at  these
insufficient  rates  of  pay  threatens the health and well-being of the
people of this state and injures the overall economy.   Accordingly,  it
is  the declared policy of the state of New York that such conditions be
eliminated as rapidly as practicable  without  substantially  curtailing
opportunities  for employment or earning power. To this end minimum wage
standards shall be established  and  maintained.    IT  IS  FURTHER  THE
DECLARED  POLICY OF THIS STATE THAT ANY REVISION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE FOR
CERTAIN INDUSTRIES AND OCCUPATIONS SHALL  RESULT  IN  AN  ADJUSTMENT  TO
REIMBURSEMENT TO STATE-FUNDED HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDERS OR ENTITIES UNDER
CONTRACT WITH THIS STATE, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING SERVICES OR GOODS UNDER
AN  AGREEMENT WITH THIS STATE, TO REFLECT THE IMPACT OF THE MINIMUM WAGE
INCREASE ON THE RECRUITMENT AND  RETENTION  OF  DIRECT  SERVICE  PROFES-
SIONALS  AND  DIRECT  CARE  EMPLOYEES  AND TO ADDRESS ANY COMPRESSION IN
WAGES AND SALARIES THAT MAY ALSO RESULT FROM THE MINIMUM WAGE REVISION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11537-01-5

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