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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to labor|
|Jan 10, 2017||referred to labor|
senate Bill S1675
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
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S1675 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1675 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1675 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the labor law, in relation to increasing the fines for employers not lawfully paying the wages of his or her employees; and to direct the commissioner of labor to issue a report on wage differential among men and women and between minorities and non-minorities PURPOSE : To increase civil and criminal penalties for failures to pay wages or to differentiate the rate of pay based on sex. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1- Increases the civil penalties under section 197 of the labor law from $500.00 to $1000.00. Section 2- Increases the criminal penalties under section 198-a of the labor law from $500.00 to not more than $20,00 0 to $1,000 to not more than $25,000 and subsequent violation occurring within 6 years resulting in felony is now reduce to five years for felony application.
S1675 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1675 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- 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 increasing the fines for employers not lawfully paying the wages of his or her employees; and to direct the commissioner of labor to issue a report on wage differ- ential among men and women and between minorities and non-minorities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 197 of the labor law, as amended by chapter 564 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: § 197. Civil penalty. Any employer who fails to pay the wages of his employees or shall differentiate in rate of pay because of sex, as provided in this article, shall forfeit to the people of the state the sum of [five hundred] ONE THOUSAND dollars for each such failure, to be recovered by the commissioner in any legal action necessary, including administrative action or a civil action. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 198-a of the labor law, as amended by chapter 564 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 1. Every employer who does not pay the wages of all of his employees in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and the officers and agents of any corporation, partnership, or limited liability company who knowingly permit the corporation, partnership, or limited liability company to violate this chapter by failing to pay the wages of any of its employees in accordance with the provisions thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor for the first offense and upon conviction therefor shall be fined not less than [five hundred] ONE THOUSAND nor more than [twenty] TWENTY-FIVE thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than one year, and, in the event that any second or subsequent offense occurs within [six] FIVE years of the date of conviction for a prior offense, shall be guilty of a felony for the second or subsequent offense, and upon conviction therefor, shall be fined not less than [five hundred] EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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