|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2019||referred to labor|
senate Bill S2261
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2261 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2261 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2261 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing healthy work- places PURPOSE: To establish a civil cause of action for employees who are subject to an abusive work environment. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Clearly states the definitions of abusive conduct; abusive work environ- ment; constructive discharge; adverse employment decision; physical harm; and psychological harm. Proposed section 762 of the labor law defines unlawful employment prac- tice.
S2261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2261 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SANDERS, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, HOYL- MAN, KRUEGER, PARKER, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 establishing healthy work- places 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 20-D to read as follows: ARTICLE 20-D HEALTHY WORKPLACES SECTION 760. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. 761. DEFINITIONS. 762. ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT. 763. EMPLOYER LIABILITY. 764. EMPLOYEE LIABILITY. 765. AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES. 766. REMEDIES. 767. ENFORCEMENT. 768. EFFECT ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS. 769. EFFECT OF OTHER LAWS. § 760. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS THAT THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE IS DEPENDENT UPON HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYEES. AT LEAST ONE-THIRD OF ALL EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY EXPERIENCE HEALTH ENDANGERING WORKPLACE BULLYING, ABUSE AND HARASSMENT DURING THEIR WORKING LIVES. SUCH FORM OF MISTREATMENT IS FOUR TIMES MORE PREVALENT THAN SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALONE. WORKPLACE BULLYING, MOBBING AND HARASSMENT CAN INFLICT SERIOUS HARM UPON TARGETED EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING FEELINGS OF SHAME AND HUMILIATION, SEVERE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, IMPAIRED IMMUNE SYSTEMS, HYPERTENSION, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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