senate Bill S6577

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to increased protections for protected classes and special protections for employees who have been sexually harassed

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Current Bill Status Via A8421 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 12, 2019 signed chap.160
delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1663
substituted for s6577
Jun 19, 2019 substituted by a8421
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1663
Jun 16, 2019 referred to rules

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S6577 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8421
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292, 296, 296-b, 296-d, 297, 300 & 63, Exec L; amd §5-336, Gen Ob L; amd §§7515 & 5003-b, CPLR; amd §201-g, Lab L

S6577 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides increased protections for protected classes and special protections for employees who have been sexually harassed; prohibits nondisclosure agreements related to discrimination; prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses related to discrimination; requires employers to provide employees notice of their sexual harassment prevention training program in writing in English and in employees' primary languages (view more) extends the statute of limitations for claims resulting from unlawful or discriminatory practices constituting sexual harassment to three years; requires review and update of the model sexual harassment prevention guidance document and sexual harassment prevention policy; and directs the commissioner of labor to conduct a study on strengthening sexual harassment prevention laws.

S6577 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6577 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6577

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to increased  protections
  for  protected  classes and special protections for employees who have
  been sexually harassed; to  amend  the  general  obligations  law,  in
  relation  to nondisclosure agreements; to amend the civil practice law
  and rules and the executive law, in  relation  to  discrimination;  to
  amend  the  labor  law,  in relation to requiring employers to provide
  employees  notice  of  their  sexual  harassment  prevention  training
  program  in writing in English and in employees' primary languages; to
  amend the executive law, in relation to extending the statute of limi-
  tations for claim resulting from unlawful or discriminatory  practices
  constituting sexual harassment to three years; to amend the labor law,
  in  relation  to the model sexual harassment prevention guidance docu-
  ment and  sexual  harassment  prevention  policy;  and  directing  the
  commissioner  of  labor  to  conduct  a  study on strengthening sexual
  harassment prevention laws

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  5  of  section  292 of the executive law, as
amended by chapter 363 of the laws  of  2015,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  5.  The term "employer" [does not include any employer with fewer than
four persons in his or her employ except as set  forth  in  section  two
hundred  ninety-six-b  of  this  article, provided, however, that in the
case of an action for discrimination based on sex pursuant  to  subdivi-
sion one of section two hundred ninety-six of this article, with respect
to  sexual  harassment  only,  the  term  "employer"]  shall include all
employers within the state, INCLUDING THE STATE AND ALL POLITICAL SUBDI-
VISIONS THEREOF.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13425-01-9

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