senate Bill S264

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a leave of absence for veterans on Veterans Day

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2020 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 09, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S264 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8804
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §202-n, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3467, A6324
2017-2018: S678, A4423

S264 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a leave of absence for veterans on Veterans Day, November 11th.

S264 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S264 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   264

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing  a  leave  of
  absence for veterans

  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  202-n  to
read as follows:
  § 202-N. LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR VETERANS. 1.  ANY PERSON MAY REQUEST AND
SHALL BE GRANTED A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM HIS OR HER EMPLOYER ON VETERANS
DAY, NOVEMBER ELEVENTH, IF SUCH PERSON QUALIFIES AS A VETERAN UNDER THIS
SECTION  UNLESS  THE EMPLOYER DETERMINES THAT THE PERSON'S ABSENCE WOULD
IMPOSE AN UNDUE HARDSHIP ON THE CONDUCT OF THE  EMPLOYER'S  BUSINESS  AS
DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-
TY-SIX OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  2.  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY ONLY WHEN THE EMPLOYER
HAS PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION IDENTIFYING THE PERSON  AS
A  VETERAN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER FIFTEENTH OF THE SAME YEAR SUCH LEAVE IS
BEING REQUESTED.
  3. THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE AUTHORIZED LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL EITHER BE UNPAID EXCUSED LEAVE FOR PERSONS WHO
ARE SUBJECT TO THE OVERTIME PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, THE FEDERAL FAIR
LABOR STANDARDS ACT  AND  REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  THEREUNDER,  OR  MAY
OTHERWISE  BE  CHARGED  AGAINST  ANY OTHER LEAVE TO WHICH SUCH PERSON IS
ENTITLED, AS DETERMINED BY THE PERSON.
  4. NOTHING SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  IMPEDE,
INFRINGE  OR  DIMINISH THE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS WHICH ACCRUE TO EMPLOYEES
THROUGH BONA FIDE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, OR OTHERWISE  DIMIN-
ISH THE INTEGRITY OF THE EXISTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RELATIONSHIP.

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

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