assembly Bill A4423

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a leave of absence for veterans on Veterans Day

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to labor
Feb 02, 2017 referred to labor

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A4423 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S678
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §202-n, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A6324, S3467
2019-2020: A8804, S264

A4423 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a leave of absence for veterans on Veterans Day, November 11th.

A4423 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4423

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 2, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend the labor law, in relation to establishing a leave of
  absence for veterans

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

  Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-n to
read as follows:
  § 202-N. LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR VETERANS. 1.  ANY PERSON MAY REQUEST AND
SHALL BE GRANTED A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM HIS OR HER EMPLOYER ON VETERANS
DAY, NOVEMBER ELEVENTH, IF SUCH PERSON QUALIFIES AS A VETERAN UNDER THIS
SECTION UNLESS THE EMPLOYER DETERMINES THAT THE PERSON'S  ABSENCE  WOULD
IMPOSE  AN  UNDUE  HARDSHIP ON THE CONDUCT OF THE EMPLOYER'S BUSINESS AS
DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-
TY-SIX OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  2. SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY ONLY WHEN THE  EMPLOYER
HAS  PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION IDENTIFYING THE PERSON AS
A VETERAN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER FIFTEENTH OF THE SAME YEAR SUCH LEAVE  IS
BEING REQUESTED.
  3. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL EITHER BE UNPAID EXCUSED LEAVE FOR PERSONS WHO
ARE SUBJECT TO THE OVERTIME PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, THE FEDERAL FAIR
LABOR  STANDARDS  ACT  AND  REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  THEREUNDER, OR MAY
OTHERWISE BE CHARGED AGAINST ANY OTHER LEAVE TO  WHICH  SUCH  PERSON  IS
ENTITLED, AS DETERMINED BY THE PERSON.
  4.  NOTHING  SET  FORTH  IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO IMPEDE,
INFRINGE OR DIMINISH THE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS WHICH ACCRUE  TO  EMPLOYEES
THROUGH  BONA FIDE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, OR OTHERWISE DIMIN-
ISH THE INTEGRITY OF THE EXISTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RELATIONSHIP.
  5. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "VETERAN" SHALL  MEAN  A
MEMBER  OF  THE  ARMED  FORCES  OF  THE  UNITED STATES WHO WAS HONORABLY

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