assembly Bill A5757

2017-2018 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
Apr 30, 2018 referred to labor
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.406
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 20, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 07, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.111
rules report cal.111
reported
Jun 06, 2017 reported referred to rules
May 23, 2017 reported referred to codes
Feb 15, 2017 referred to labor

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A5757 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1887
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
2015-2016: A5754, S7858
2019-2020: A7384, S3683
2021-2022: A5144, S725

A5757 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5757 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5757

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 15, 2017
                               ___________

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:
  §  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.