senate Bill S3843

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the "farmworkers' fair labor practices act"

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to labor
Feb 19, 2019 referred to labor

S3843 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 161, 564 & 674, add §163-a, Lab L; amd §201, Work Comp L

S3843 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "farmworkers' fair labor practices act" which allows certain farm laborers to take a minimum of one day of rest per week and prohibits farm employers from requiring their laborers to work more than ten hours in any day, sixty hours in any week or six consecutive days in any week, except in certain circumstances.

S3843 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3843 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3843

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT establishing the "farmworkers'  fair  labor  practices  act";  to
  amend  the  labor law, in relation to allowing farm workers one day of
  rest each week, and including  farm  laborers  within  the  provisions
  pertaining to overtime compensation and unemployment insurance; and to
  amend  the  workers'  compensation law, in relation to service as farm
  laborers

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

  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "farmwork-
ers' fair labor practices act".
  § 2. Subdivision 16 of section 2 of the labor law, as added by chapter
564 of the laws of 2010, is  renumbered  subdivision  22  and  five  new
subdivisions 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 are added to read as follows:
  17.  "FARM" SHALL MEAN AN AGRICULTURAL FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS INVOLVED IN
COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE WITH RESPECT TO STOCK, DAIRY, POULTRY, FUR-BEARING
ANIMAL, FRUIT AND TRUCK FARMS; PLANTATIONS; ORCHARDS; NURSERIES;  GREEN-
HOUSES AND SIMILAR STRUCTURES USED PRIMARILY FOR THE RAISING OF AGRICUL-
TURAL OR HORTICULTURAL COMMODITIES.
  18. "FARM EMPLOYMENT" SHALL MEAN THE SERVICES PERFORMED BY AN EMPLOYEE
ON  A FARM IN THE EMPLOY OF THE OWNER, FARM CONTRACTOR, LESSEE OR OPERA-
TOR OF A FARM IN CONNECTION WITH:
  (A) CULTIVATING THE SOIL;
  (B) RAISING OR HARVESTING ANY AGRICULTURAL OR HORTICULTURAL COMMODITY,
INCLUDING THE RAISING OR HATCHING OF  POULTRY,  THE  RAISING,  SHEARING,
FEEDING,  CARING FOR, TRAINING, MANAGEMENT OF LIVESTOCK, BEES, FUR-BEAR-
ING ANIMALS AND WILDLIFE;
  (C) THE PRODUCTION OR HARVESTING OF MAPLE SYRUP OR MAPLE SUGAR;
  (D) THE OPERATION, MANAGEMENT, CONSERVATION,  IMPROVEMENT  OR  MAINTE-
NANCE OF A FARM AND ITS TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT;

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

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