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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to labor|
|Jan 11, 2017||referred to labor|
senate Bill S1887
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S1887 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1887 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1887 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The bill provides greater protections for "whistleblower" employees who disclose information about illegal activities of their employers. This bill expands whistleblower protections to include public employees & former employees. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1: Amends Labor Law section 740 by clarifying the definition of "law, rule or regulation," to clearly include state, local and federal laws, rules or regulations and state, local and federal judicial and administrative decisions. It clarifies the definition of "public body" to include any department of the executive branch and any division, board or bureau of any public body. Expands the term "retaliatory action" to include the penalization or discrimination against an employee or former employee who "blew the whistle". This section also specifies that an employee will be protected against retaliatory action for disclosure of employer activity that the
S1887 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1887 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2017 ___________ 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 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.
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