assembly Bill A10359

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency

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Apr 29, 2020 referred to labor

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A10359 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8955
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §196-c, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A757, S519

A10359 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency; provides that certain employers shall make hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency provided no hazard payment shall exceed twenty-five thousand dollars in any year for any essential worker earning less than two hundred thousand dollars per year or five thousand dollars for any essential worker earning more than two hundred thousand dollars.

A10359 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10359
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROZIC, BLAKE, GALEF, ORTIZ, JAFFEE, DenDEKKER,
   RYAN, SEAWRIGHT, HEVESI, D'URSO, REYES, L. ROSENTHAL,  EPSTEIN,  FRON-
   TUS,  THIELE,  GIGLIO,  McDONOUGH  --  read  once  and referred to the
   Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to providing hazard  payments
   to essential workers during a state disaster emergency

   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 section  196-c  to
 read as follows:
   § 196-C. ESSENTIAL WORKER HAZARD PAYMENTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION:
   (A)  "ESSENTIAL  WORKER"  MEANS  ANY EMPLOYEE OF AN EMPLOYER PROVIDING
 ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR FUNCTIONS  DURING  ANY  STATE  DISASTER  EMERGENCY
 DECLARED  PURSUANT  TO ARTICLE TWO-B OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW AND DESIGNATED
 AS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER PURSUANT TO ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION  OR  EXECU-
 TIVE ORDER INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS
 INCLUDING  RESEARCH  AND  LABORATORY  SERVICES; ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE
 INCLUDING  UTILITIES,  TELECOMMUNICATION,  AIRPORTS  AND  TRANSPORTATION
 INFRASTRUCTURE;  ESSENTIAL  RETAIL  INCLUDING GROCERY STORES AND PHARMA-
 CIES; ESSENTIAL SERVICES INCLUDING TRASH COLLECTION, MAIL, AND  SHIPPING
 SERVICES;  NEWS MEDIA; BANKS AND RELATED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; PROVID-
 ERS OF BASIC  NECESSITIES  TO  ECONOMICALLY  DISADVANTAGED  POPULATIONS;
 CONSTRUCTION;  VENDORS  OF  ESSENTIAL SERVICES NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN THE
 SAFETY, SANITATION AND  ESSENTIAL  OPERATIONS  OF  RESIDENCES  OR  OTHER
 ESSENTIAL   BUSINESSES;  VENDORS  THAT  PROVIDE  ESSENTIAL  SERVICES  OR
 PRODUCTS, INCLUDING LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY  SUPPORT,  CHILD  CARE  AND
 SERVICES  NEEDED  TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING OPERATION OF GOVERNMENT AGEN-
 CIES AND PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PUBLIC;
   (B) "EMPLOYER" MEANS A FORMULA RETAIL STORE, LARGE EMPLOYER, TRANSPOR-
 TATION BUSINESS, OR FRANCHISEE OR SUBCONTRACTOR, AND INCLUDES ANY  INDI-
 VIDUAL,  PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, CORPORATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-
 NY, BUSINESS TRUST, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE,  OR  ANY  ORGANIZED  GROUP  OF
 PERSONS ACTING AS SUCH AN EMPLOYER;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets