senate Bill S8739

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the provision of guides containing best practices for retaining employees who are informal caregivers

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Current Bill Status Via A3958 - Delivered to Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 20, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1622
substituted for s8739
Jun 06, 2018 substituted by a3958
ordered to third reading cal.1622
Jun 05, 2018 committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2018 referred to aging

S8739 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3958
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4930
2015-2016: S478, A294
2013-2014: S147, A442
2011-2012: S1897, A1902
2009-2010: A8233

S8739 - Summary

Requires the provision of guides containing best practices for retaining employees who are informal caregivers; provides that such guide shall be available on the websites of the state office for the aging, the department of labor and the department of state.

S8739 - Sponsor Memo

S8739 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8739

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN  ACT  to  amend the elder law, in relation to the provision of guides
  containing best practices for retaining  employees  who  are  informal
  caregivers

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

  Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a  new  section  224  to
read as follows:
  S  224.  INFORMAL  CAREGIVERS  IN THE WORKPLACE PROGRAM. 1. THE OFFICE
SHALL, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, AND IN  CONSULTATION
WITH   COMMUNITY  BASED  ORGANIZATIONS  REPRESENTING  THE  INTERESTS  OF
INFORMAL CAREGIVERS AROUND THE STATE, DEVELOP AND  UPDATE  ON  A  YEARLY
BASIS  A  GUIDE  FOR  BUSINESSES IN THE STATE THAT CONTAINS CURRENT BEST
PRACTICES FOR RETAINING EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ALSO INFORMAL  CAREGIVERS  AND
INFORMATION FOR SUPPORTING SUCH EMPLOYEES SO THEY CAN ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE-
NESS BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE WORKPLACE.
  2.  SUCH  GUIDE  SHALL BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITES OF THE OFFICE, THE
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. BUSINESSES THAT  OBTAIN
CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OR DEPARTMENT OF
STATE  SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH A LINK TO THE GUIDE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDI-
VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, OR A PAPER COPY UPON REQUEST, WHEN THE BUSI-
NESS APPLIES FOR SUCH CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE. A NOMINAL FEE  MAY  BE
CHARGED  FOR  PAPER  COPIES PROVIDED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT BUSINESS
OWNERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03440-01-7

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