|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to labor|
|Jun 15, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6538
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6538 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6538 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6538 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to depend- ent workers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to extend wage payment and collective bargaining protections to dependent workers and examine other labor and related laws to identify additional employment rights and benefits which could be provided to such workers in the future. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would establish that the title of this act shall be known and cited as the "Dependent Worker Act." Section 2 of the bill would set forth the legislative findings and intent.
S6538 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6538 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 15, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to dependent workers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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.
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