assembly Bill A486B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to securing payment of wages for work already performed; creates an employee lien

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.372
substituted for a486b
Jun 17, 2019 substituted by s2844b
Jun 13, 2019 amended on third reading 486b
May 23, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.372
May 21, 2019 reported
May 16, 2019 print number 486a
May 16, 2019 amend and recommit to codes
Mar 19, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

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A486 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2844
Law Section:
Lien Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Lien L, generally; amd §§199-a & 663, Lab L; amd §§6201, 6210 & 6211, R6212, CPLR; amd §§624 & 630, BC L; amd §§609 & 1102, Lim Lil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6658
2015-2016: S2232
2017-2018: A628, S579

A486 - Summary

Relates to securing payment of wages for work already performed; creates a lien remedy for all employees; provides grounds for attachment; relates to procedures where employees may hold shareholders of non-publicly traded corporations personally liable for wage theft (view more) relates to rights for victims of wage theft to hold the ten members with the largest ownership interests in a company personally liable for wage theft.

A486 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   486

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, OTIS, WEPRIN,
  ORTIZ, PERRY, DAVILA, DINOWITZ, SIMON, M. G. MILLER,  LIFTON,  BARRON,
  SEAWRIGHT,  RICHARDSON,  BENEDETTO,  STECK,  BRONSON,  CRESPO, HUNTER,
  ROZIC, COLTON, TAYLOR, PICHARDO -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
  COOK,  DE LA ROSA,  HEVESI,  KIM,  LENTOL,  RIVERA  --  read  once and
  referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the lien law, in relation to employee  liens;  to  amend
  the  labor law, in relation to employee complaints; to amend the civil
  practice law and rules, in relation  to  grounds  for  attachment;  to
  amend the business corporation law, in relation to streamlining proce-
  dures  where  employees  may  hold shareholders of non-publicly traded
  corporations personally liable for wage theft; and to amend the limit-
  ed liability company law, in relation to creating a right for  victims
  of  wage  theft  to  hold  the  ten members with the largest ownership
  interests in a company personally liable for wage theft

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

  Section  1.  Section  2 of the lien law is amended by adding three new
subdivisions 21, 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  21. EMPLOYEE. THE TERM "EMPLOYEE", WHEN USED IN  THIS  CHAPTER,  SHALL
HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS "EMPLOYEE" PURSUANT TO ARTICLES ONE, SIX, NINE-
TEEN  AND  NINETEEN-A OF THE LABOR LAW, AS APPLICABLE, OR THE FAIR LABOR
STANDARDS ACT, 29 U.S.C. § 201 ET. SEQ., AS APPLICABLE.
  22. EMPLOYER. THE TERM "EMPLOYER", WHEN USED IN  THIS  CHAPTER,  SHALL
HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS "EMPLOYER" PURSUANT TO ARTICLES ONE, SIX, NINE-
TEEN  AND  NINETEEN-A OF THE LABOR LAW, AS APPLICABLE, OR THE FAIR LABOR
STANDARDS ACT, 29 U.S.C. § 201 ET. SEQ., AS APPLICABLE.
  23. WAGE CLAIM. THE TERM "WAGE CLAIM",  WHEN  USED  IN  THIS  CHAPTER,
MEANS  A CLAIM THAT AN EMPLOYEE HAS SUFFERED A VIOLATION OF SECTIONS ONE
HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-ONE, ONE HUNDRED  NINETY-THREE,  ONE

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

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A486A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2844
Law Section:
Lien Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Lien L, generally; amd §§199-a & 663, Lab L; amd §§6201, 6210 & 6211, R6212, CPLR; amd §§624 & 630, BC L; amd §§609 & 1102, Lim Lil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6658
2015-2016: S2232
2017-2018: A628, S579

A486A - Summary

Relates to securing payment of wages for work already performed; creates a lien remedy for all employees; provides grounds for attachment; relates to procedures where employees may hold shareholders of non-publicly traded corporations personally liable for wage theft (view more) relates to rights for victims of wage theft to hold the ten members with the largest ownership interests in a company personally liable for wage theft.

A486A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 486--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, OTIS, WEPRIN,
  ORTIZ, PERRY, DAVILA, DINOWITZ, SIMON, M. G. MILLER,  LIFTON,  BARRON,
  SEAWRIGHT,  RICHARDSON,  BENEDETTO,  STECK,  BRONSON,  CRESPO, HUNTER,
  ROZIC, COLTON, TAYLOR, PICHARDO, EPSTEIN, REYES, DeSTEFANO, ZEBROWSKI,
  STIRPE, CARROLL, McMAHON, RAMOS, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A. COOK, DE LA ROSA, HEVESI, KIM, LENTOL,  RIVERA  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Judiciary -- reported and referred to the
  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the lien law, in relation to employee  liens;  to  amend
  the  labor law, in relation to employee complaints; to amend the civil
  practice law and rules, in relation  to  grounds  for  attachment;  to
  amend the business corporation law, in relation to streamlining proce-
  dures  where  employees  may  hold shareholders of non-publicly traded
  corporations personally liable for wage theft; and to amend the limit-
  ed liability company law, in relation to creating a right for  victims
  of  wage  theft  to  hold  the  ten members with the largest ownership
  interests in a company personally liable for wage theft

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

  Section  1.  Section  2 of the lien law is amended by adding three new
subdivisions 21, 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  21. EMPLOYEE. THE TERM "EMPLOYEE", WHEN USED IN  THIS  CHAPTER,  SHALL
HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS "EMPLOYEE" PURSUANT TO ARTICLES ONE, SIX, NINE-
TEEN  AND  NINETEEN-A OF THE LABOR LAW, AS APPLICABLE, OR THE FAIR LABOR
STANDARDS ACT, 29 U.S.C. § 201 ET. SEQ., AS APPLICABLE.
  22. EMPLOYER. THE TERM "EMPLOYER", WHEN USED IN  THIS  CHAPTER,  SHALL
HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS "EMPLOYER" PURSUANT TO ARTICLES ONE, SIX, NINE-
TEEN  AND  NINETEEN-A OF THE LABOR LAW, AS APPLICABLE, OR THE FAIR LABOR

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

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A486B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2844
Law Section:
Lien Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Lien L, generally; amd §§199-a & 663, Lab L; amd §§6201, 6210 & 6211, R6212, CPLR; amd §§624 & 630, BC L; amd §§609 & 1102, Lim Lil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6658
2015-2016: S2232
2017-2018: A628, S579

A486B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to securing payment of wages for work already performed; creates a lien remedy for all employees; provides grounds for attachment; relates to procedures where employees may hold shareholders of non-publicly traded corporations personally liable for wage theft (view more) relates to rights for victims of wage theft to hold the ten members with the largest ownership interests in a company personally liable for wage theft.

A486B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 486--B
                                                        Cal. No. 372

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, OTIS, WEPRIN,
  ORTIZ, PERRY, DAVILA, DINOWITZ, SIMON, M. G. MILLER,  LIFTON,  BARRON,
  SEAWRIGHT,  RICHARDSON,  BENEDETTO,  STECK,  BRONSON,  CRESPO, HUNTER,
  ROZIC, COLTON, TAYLOR, PICHARDO, EPSTEIN, REYES, DeSTEFANO, ZEBROWSKI,
  STIRPE, CARROLL, McMAHON, RAMOS, JAFFEE, CRUZ -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A. COOK, DE LA ROSA, HEVESI, KIM, LENTOL, RIVERA  --  read  once
  and referred to the Committee on Judiciary -- reported and referred to
  the  Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said  committee  --  reported
  from  committee,  advanced  to  a  third  reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the lien law, in relation to employee  liens;  to  amend
  the  labor law, in relation to employee complaints; to amend the civil
  practice law and rules, in relation  to  grounds  for  attachment;  to
  amend the business corporation law, in relation to streamlining proce-
  dures  where  employees  may  hold shareholders of non-publicly traded
  corporations personally liable for wage theft; and to amend the limit-
  ed liability company law, in relation to creating a right for  victims
  of  wage  theft  to  hold  the  ten members with the largest ownership
  interests in a company personally liable for wage theft

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

  Section  1.  Section  2 of the lien law is amended by adding three new
subdivisions 21, 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  21. EMPLOYEE. THE TERM "EMPLOYEE", WHEN USED IN  THIS  CHAPTER,  SHALL
HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS "EMPLOYEE" PURSUANT TO ARTICLES ONE, SIX, NINE-
TEEN  AND  NINETEEN-A OF THE LABOR LAW, AS APPLICABLE, OR THE FAIR LABOR
STANDARDS ACT, 29 U.S.C. § 201 ET. SEQ., AS APPLICABLE.
  22. EMPLOYER. THE TERM "EMPLOYER", WHEN USED IN  THIS  CHAPTER,  SHALL
HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS "EMPLOYER" PURSUANT TO ARTICLES ONE, SIX, NINE-

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