senate Bill S4482

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York state fair pay act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to labor
Feb 15, 2017 referred to labor

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S4482 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4696
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21 §§750 - 756, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S955, A3911
2011-2012: S2200, A6130
2013-2014: S1491, A5958
2015-2016: S2707, A6937

S4482 - Summary

Enacts the "New York State fair pay act"; provides that it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate between employees on the basis of sex, race and/or national origin by paying different wages.

S4482 - Sponsor Memo

S4482 - 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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