Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to civil service and pensions
|Mar 31, 2017||
referred to civil service and pensions
Senate Bill S5480
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S5480 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S5480 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Seeks to comply with the federal equal pay act of 1963 by implementing a state policy of compensating employees in state service equally for work of comparable value by eliminating wage inequality in job titles having been segregated by sex, race or national origin; requires the president of the civil service commission to report annually to the legislature and the governor on those segregated titles for which wage disparity exists; mandates governor to appropriate monies to ensure wage disparities are corrected.
2017-S5480 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5480 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to implementing a state policy of setting salaries on the basis of equivalent value of work PURPOSE : This bill implements the state policy of compensating employees in state service equally for work of equivalent value by eliminating wage inequality in job titles and position classifications which have been segregated by sex, race, or national origin. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section one amends paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 118 of the civil service law by adding three new paragraphs (d), (e) and (f). Section two amends the civil service law by adding a new section 119. Section three sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION :
2017-S5480 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5480 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 31, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to implementing a state policy of setting salaries on the basis of equivalent value of work THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 118 of the civil service law, as added by chapter 790 of the laws of 1958, is amended and three new paragraphs (d), (e) and (f) are added to read as follows: (c) The principle of fair and equal pay for similar work AND FOR EQUIVALENT VALUE OF WORK shall be followed in the classification and reclassification and the allocation and reallocation of positions pursu- ant to this article and all positions having the same title shall be allocated to the same salary grade. EQUIVALENT VALUE OF WORK SHALL MEAN TITLES OR POSITION CLASSIFICATIONS THAT ARE EQUAL WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE EQUAL PAY ACT OF 1963, 29 U.S.C. 206(D), OR TITLES OR POSITION CLAS- SIFICATIONS THAT ARE DISSIMILAR BUT WHOSE REQUIREMENTS ARE EQUIVALENT, WHEN VIEWED AS A COMPOSITE OF SKILLS, EFFORT, RESPONSIBILITY AND WORKING CONDITIONS. THE PRINCIPLE OF FAIR AND EQUAL PAY FOR EQUIVALENT VALUE OF WORK REQUIRES THAT CONSIDERATION OF SEX, RACE OR NATIONAL ORIGIN SHALL NOT INFLUENCE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPENSATION. (D) IT SHALL NOT BE AN UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE FOR AN EMPLOYER TO PAY DIFFERENT COMPENSATION TO EMPLOYEES, WHERE SUCH PAYMENTS ARE MADE PURSUANT TO: (1) A BONA FIDE SENIORITY OR MERIT SYSTEM; (2) A BONA FIDE SYSTEM THAT MEASURES EARNINGS BY QUANTITY OR QUALITY OF PRODUCTION; (3) A BONA FIDE SYSTEM BASED ON GEOGRAPHIC DIFFERENTIALS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01714-01-7
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