Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to labor
|Feb 15, 2017||
referred to labor
Senate Bill S4482
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S4482 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S4482 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4482 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting the "New York state fair pay act" PURPOSE : This bill would establish that paying different wages between employees on the basis of sex, race, or national origin is discriminate and an unlawful employment practice. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Creates a new Article 21 of the Labor Law. § 750 - Establishes that the bill shall be known as the "New York State Fair Pay Act". § 751 - Proclaims that wage differentials persist between women and men and minorities and non-minorities in both the public and private sector despite the implementation of present laws that ban discrimination in the workplace. It affirms that this bill would correct these discriminatory practices and ensure pay equity. § 752 - Defines the following terms: employ, employee, employer, equivalent jobs, person, labor organization, wages, and wage rates.
2017-S4482 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4482 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 15, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SANDERS, KRUEGER -- 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 enacting the "New York state fair pay act" 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 article 21 to read as follows: ARTICLE 21 NEW YORK STATE FAIR PAY ACT SECTION 750. SHORT TITLE. 751. FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. 752. DEFINITIONS. 753. PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN WAGES. 754. OTHER PROHIBITED ACTS. 755. REMEDIES AND ENFORCEMENT. 756. REGULATIONS. § 750. SHORT TITLE. THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "NEW YORK STATE FAIR PAY ACT". § 751. FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. (A) THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THE FOLLOWING: (1) DESPITE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS BANNING DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOY- MENT AND PAY, IN BOTH THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR, WAGE DIFFERENTIALS PERSIST BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN AND BETWEEN MINORITIES AND NON-MINORITIES IN THE SAME JOBS AND IN JOBS THAT ARE DISSIMILAR BUT THAT REQUIRE EQUIV- ALENT COMPOSITES OF SKILL, EFFORT, RESPONSIBILITY AND WORKING CONDI- TIONS; (2) THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH WAGE DIFFERENTIALS: (A) DEPRESSES WAGES AND LIVING STANDARDS FOR EMPLOYEES NECESSARY FOR THEIR HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03016-01-7
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