senate Bill S8466

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires that statements of employee rights and employer obligations for domestic workers are prepared in English, Spanish, Creole and other necessary languages

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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May 08, 2018 referred to labor

S8466 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4434
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §691, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6426
2011-2012: A1067
2013-2014: A4187
2015-2016: A8497

S8466 - Summary

Requires that statements of employee rights and employer obligations for domestic workers are prepared in English, Spanish, Creole and other necessary languages.

S8466 - Sponsor Memo

S8466 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8466

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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  domestic  workers  and
  household employees

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 691 of the labor law, as added  by
chapter 721 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  Every  licensed  employment  agency  under the jurisdiction of the
commissioner and engaged in the job placement  of  domestic  workers  or
household  employees shall provide to each applicant for employment as a
domestic worker or household employee and his or her prospective employ-
er, before job placement is arranged, a written statement indicating the
rights of such worker and employee and the obligations  of  his  or  her
employer  under  state  and  federal law. In the event any such licensed
employment agency maintains a website, the text of such  written  state-
ment  shall  also  be  provided  on the agency's website. The department
shall promulgate rules and regulations detailing what information should
be included in such written statement. Such rules and regulations  shall
require  that such statement of rights and obligations embody provisions
of state and federal laws that pertain to domestic workers or  household
employees,  both  in their capacity as workers and employees in New York
state and the United States and in their capacity specifically as domes-
tic workers or household employees in New  York  state  and  the  United
States.  Such statement of rights and obligations shall include, but not
be limited to, a general description of  employee  rights  and  employer
obligations  pursuant to laws regarding minimum wage, overtime and hours
of work, record keeping, social security payments,  unemployment  insur-
ance  coverage, disability insurance coverage and workers' compensation.
SUCH STATEMENT OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS SHALL BE PREPARED  IN  ENGLISH,
SPANISH, CREOLE AND ANY OTHER LANGUAGE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO
BE  SPOKEN  AS  A  PRIMARY  LANGUAGE BY A SUBSTANTIAL PERCENTAGE OF SUCH
WORKERS OR EMPLOYEES. UPON THE REQUEST OF  THE  EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY,  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PROVIDE  TRANSLATION  ASSISTANCE TO SUCH AGENCY AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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