|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 01, 2019||referred to labor|
delivered to assembly
|Apr 29, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 10, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 09, 2019||1st report cal.447|
|Mar 15, 2019||referred to labor|
senate Bill S4573
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4573 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Labor
- Law Section:
- Labor Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §592, Lab L
S4573 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to decreasing the length of the suspension period applicable to certain individuals who lose their jobs due to a labor dispute, such as a strike, and who seek to obtain unemployment insurance benefits; decreases the suspension period from seven consecutive weeks to seven consecutive calendar days; and permits the waiting period to be served during a suspension period.
S4573 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4573 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to decreas- ing the length of the suspension period applicable to certain striking workers who seek to obtain unemployment insurance benefits PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill reduces the amount of time that workers on strike must wait prior to receiving unemployment insurance benefits. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the the bill reduces, from seven consecutive weeks to one week, the period during which the accumulation of unemployment benefit rights is suspended for a claimant who loses their employment due to strike or other industrial controversy, including concerted activity not authorized or sanctioned by the recognized or certified bargaining agent of the claimant, and other concerted activity conducted in violation of any existing collective bargaining agreement, in the establishment in
S4573 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4573 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 15, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to decreasing the length of the suspension period applicable to certain striking workers who seek to obtain unemployment insurance benefits THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 592 of the labor law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 177 of the laws of 2010 and subdivi- sion 3 as amended by chapter 415 of the laws of 1983, are amended to read as follows: 1. Industrial controversy. (a) The accumulation of benefit rights by a claimant shall be suspended during a period of [seven consecutive weeks] ONE WEEK beginning with the day after such claimant lost his or her employment because of a strike or other industrial controversy except for lockouts, including concerted activity not authorized or sanctioned by the recognized or certified bargaining agent of the claimant, and other concerted activity conducted in violation of any existing collec- tive bargaining agreement, in the establishment in which he or she was employed, except that benefit rights may be accumulated before the expi- ration of such [seven weeks] ONE WEEK PERIOD beginning with the day after such strike or other industrial controversy was terminated. (b) Benefits shall not be suspended under this section if: (i) The employer hires a permanent replacement worker for the employ- ee's position. A replacement worker shall be presumed to be permanent unless the employer certifies in writing that the employee will be able to return to his or her prior position upon conclusion of the strike, in the event the strike terminates prior to the conclusion of the employ- ee's eligibility for benefit rights under this chapter. In the event the employer does not permit such return after such certification, the employee shall be entitled to recover any benefits lost as a result of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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