assembly Bill A8421

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to increased protections for protected classes and special protections for employees who have been sexually harassed

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 12, 2019 signed chap.160
delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1663
substituted for s6577
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.580
rules report cal.580
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 17, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 16, 2019 referred to codes

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A8421 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6577
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292, 296, 296-b, 296-d, 297, 300 & 63, Exec L; amd §5-336, Gen Ob L; amd §§7515 & 5003-b, CPLR; amd §201-g, Lab L

A8421 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides increased protections for protected classes and special protections for employees who have been sexually harassed; prohibits nondisclosure agreements related to discrimination; prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses related to discrimination; requires employers to provide employees notice of their sexual harassment prevention training program in writing in English and in employees' primary languages (view more) extends the statute of limitations for claims resulting from unlawful or discriminatory practices constituting sexual harassment to three years; requires review and update of the model sexual harassment prevention guidance document and sexual harassment prevention policy; and directs the commissioner of labor to conduct a study on strengthening sexual harassment prevention laws.

A8421 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8421

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SIMOTAS, WRIGHT, ROZIC, WEINSTEIN, SIMON, CRUZ --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to increased protections
  for protected classes and special protections for employees  who  have
  been  sexually  harassed;  to  amend  the  general obligations law, in
  relation to nondisclosure agreements; to amend the civil practice  law
  and  rules  and  the  executive law, in relation to discrimination; to
  amend the labor law, in relation to  requiring  employers  to  provide
  employees  notice  of  their  sexual  harassment  prevention  training
  program in writing in English and in employees' primary languages;  to
  amend the executive law, in relation to extending the statute of limi-
  tations  for claim resulting from unlawful or discriminatory practices
  constituting sexual harassment to three years; to amend the labor law,
  in relation to the model sexual harassment prevention  guidance  docu-
  ment  and  sexual  harassment  prevention  policy;  and  directing the
  commissioner of labor to  conduct  a  study  on  strengthening  sexual
  harassment prevention laws

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section  292  of  the  executive  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  363  of  the  laws  of 2015, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. The term "employer" [does not include any employer with fewer  than
four  persons  in  his  or her employ except as set forth in section two
hundred ninety-six-b of this article, provided,  however,  that  in  the
case  of  an action for discrimination based on sex pursuant to subdivi-
sion one of section two hundred ninety-six of this article, with respect
to sexual harassment  only,  the  term  "employer"]  shall  include  all
employers within the state, INCLUDING THE STATE AND ALL POLITICAL SUBDI-
VISIONS THEREOF.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13425-01-9

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