senate Bill S9024

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes 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

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Oct 05, 2020 referred to rules

S9024 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §605-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S17

S9024 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes 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.

S9024 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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