assembly Bill A10887

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to limiting the civil liability of employers and employees for the spread or possible transmission of COVID-19 caused by an act or omission while acting in good faith

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Jul 24, 2020 referred to labor

A10887 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8800
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §200-b, Lab L

A10887 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits the civil liability of employers and employees for the spread or possible transmission of COVID-19 caused by an act or omission while acting in good faith.

A10887 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10887

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              July 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. DiPietro) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to limiting the civil liabil-
  ity of employers and employees for the spread or possible transmission
  of COVID-19 caused by an act or omission while acting in good faith

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Get New York Back to Work act".
  § 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 200-b to read as
follows:
  §  200-B.  LIMITATION  ON LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES DURING
COVID-19 PANDEMIC. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "COVERED  ENTITY"  SHALL  MEAN  ONE OR MORE INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESS
TRUSTS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES,  CORPORATIONS,  COMPANIES,  ASSOCIATIONS,
FIRMS,  PARTNERSHIPS,  SOCIETIES,  JOINT  STOCK COMPANIES, UNIVERSITIES,
SCHOOLS, NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, RELIGIOUS  ORGANIZATIONS  OR  ANY
ORGANIZED GROUP OF SUCH ENTITIES.
  (B)  "GOOD  FAITH"  SHALL  MEAN  MAKING  REASONABLE  EFFORTS TO ACT IN
COMPLIANCE WITH (I) APPLICABLE GUIDANCE FROM A  FEDERAL,  STATE,  LOCAL,
TERRITORIAL  OR  TRIBAL  PUBLIC  HEALTH  AUTHORITY;  OR (II) APPROPRIATE
PROFESSIONAL OR INDUSTRY STANDARDS, RECOMMENDATIONS OR GUIDANCE.
  (C) "SERIOUS BODILY INJURY" SHALL MEAN (I) DEATH OR  INJURY  REQUIRING
IN-PATIENT HOSPITALIZATION OF AT LEAST FORTY-EIGHT HOURS; (II) PERMANENT
IMPAIRMENT  OF  A  BODILY  FUNCTION; OR (III) PERMANENT DAMAGE TO A BODY
STRUCTURE.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW AND EXCEPT  AS  PROVIDED
IN  SUBDIVISION  THREE OF THIS SECTION, NO COVERED ENTITY, AS DEFINED BY
PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, SHALL BE LIABLE IN ANY
CIVIL ACTION FOR THE SPREAD OR POSSIBLE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19  CAUSED
BY AN ACT OR OMISSION OF SUCH COVERED ENTITY ACTING IN GOOD FAITH IN THE
WORKPLACE.

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