assembly Bill A8343

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to dependent workers

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Jul 06, 2020 enacting clause stricken
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jun 17, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jun 14, 2019 referred to labor


A8343 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 190 & 701, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

A8343 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to dependent workers; defines the term "dependent worker"; requires the commissioner of labor to hold public meetings to examine state laws relating to dependent workers.

A8343 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 14, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to dependent workers


  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "dependent worker act".
  §  2.  Legislative findings and intent. 1. It is hereby declared to be
the public policy of the state to ensure that laborers and other workers
who depend for their livelihood on working for  others,  offering  their
time,  labor and personal services in exchange for hourly wages or other
compensation, are timely and fully paid  and  informed  regarding  their
earnings, without the uncertainty, delay and denial that may result when
their  employment status is disputed by claims that they are independent
contractors rather than employees.
  2. It is further declared to be the public  policy  of  the  state  to
ensure  that such dependent workers shall have the right to organize and
bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing based
on the state's constitutional recognition that the labor of human beings
is not a commodity or an article of  commerce  and  shall  never  be  so
considered or construed.
  3. The legislature finds that the ability of such dependent workers to
find opportunities for work has been transformed by technology to expand
day work to digital work, allowing workers to establish their availabil-
ity  by  the minute and hour, rather than simply by the day. In light of
this shift, the legislature finds that further examination is  warranted
to  determine  the  extent  to  which  various  employment  benefits and
substantive protections that were historic bargains  struck  with  input
from labor and management, through bargaining, legislation, and adminis-
trative  rate setting and rulemaking, should be extended to such digital
work, regardless of employment status. The collective bargaining  oppor-

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