senate Bill S7858

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2016 referred to labor

S7858 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
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: S1887, A5757
2019-2020: S3683, A7384
2021-2022: S725, A5144

S7858 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7858 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7858 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 17, 2016

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


  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-
  (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
  (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;
  (iii)  any  federal,  state,  or  local regulatory, administrative, or
public agency or authority, or instrumentality thereof; [or]

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


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