Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Oct 05, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S9024
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S9024 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S9024 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9024 SPONSOR: MAYER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to authorizing employees to petition an employer to apply to participate in a shared work program for purposes of avoiding a layoff or for purposes of re-hiring PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide employees with a right to petition their employer to consider a shared work program in lieu of layoffs, or for purposes of re-hiring laid off employees. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides that a majority of the employees of an employer may petition an employer, in writing, within ten days after a layoff, or in advance of a layoff if there is a good faith expectation of a layoff, to implement a shared work program for purposes of avoiding such layoff or
2019-S9024 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9024 I N S E N A T E October 5, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAYER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to authorizing employees to petition an employer to apply to participate in a shared work program for purposes of avoiding a layoff or for purposes of re-hiring 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 605-a to read as follows: § 605-A. SHARED WORK PROGRAM. 1. ANY GROUP OF EMPLOYEES COMPRISING A MAJORITY OF ALL EMPLOYEES MAY, WITHIN TEN DAYS AFTER ANY LAYOFF OR, IF THERE IS A GOOD FAITH EXPECTATION OF A LAYOFF OCCURRING WITHIN THIRTY DAYS, PRIOR TO SUCH EXPECTED LAYOFF, PETITION IN WRITING THE EMPLOYER OF SUCH GROUP OF EMPLOYEES TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED WORK PROGRAM FOR PURPOSES OF AVOIDING SUCH LAYOFF OR FOR PURPOSES OF RE-HIRING ANY FORMER EMPLOYEE OR EMPLOYEES OF THE EMPLOYER. SUCH EMPLOYER SHALL, NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS AFTER SUCH PETITION HAS BEEN MADE, RESPOND IN WRITING TO SUCH GROUP OF EMPLOYEES. SUCH RESPONSE SHALL STATE THE DECI- SION OF THE EMPLOYER TO APPLY OR NOT TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED WORK PROGRAM, AND THE REASON FOR DECIDING TO APPLY OR NOT TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED WORK PROGRAM. 2. NO EMPLOYER OR THEIR AGENT, OR PERSON ACTING AS OR ON BEHALF OF A HIRING ENTITY, OR THE OFFICER OR AGENT OF ANY CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, OR LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, SHALL DISCRIMINATE, RETALIATE AGAINST, OR TAKE ADVERSE ACTION AGAINST ANY EMPLOYEE FOR EXERCISING THE RIGHTS AFFORDED TO THEM UNDER THIS SECTION. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16801-01-0
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