|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 10, 2020||referred to labor|
senate Bill S7223
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7223 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Labor
- Law Section:
- Workers' Compensation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§201 & 212-b, Work Comp L
S7223 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7223 SPONSOR: BROOKS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to family medical leave and military families PURPOSE: To make military family leave available to all active duty military members through their employers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. amends subdivision 15 of section 201 of the workers' compen- sation law by striking old standards for "qualifying exigencies" under 29 U.S.C. § 2612(a)(1)(e) and 29 C.F.R. S.825.126(a)(1)-(8). Section 2. amends subdivision 3 of section 212-b of the workers' compen- sation law by requiring all employers to provide paid family leave bene-
S7223 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7223 I N S E N A T E January 10, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to family medical leave and military families THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 15 of section 201 of the workers' compensation law, as added by section 2 of part SS of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: 15. "Family leave" shall mean any leave taken by an employee from work: (a) to participate in providing care, including physical or psychological care, for a family member of the employee made necessary by a serious health condition of the family member; or (b) to bond with the employee's child during the first twelve months after the child's birth, or the first twelve months after the placement of the child for adoption or foster care with the employee; or (c) because of any quali- fying exigency [as interpreted under the family and medical leave act, 29 U.S.C.S § 2612(a)(1)(e) and 29 C.F.R. S.825.126(a)(1)-(8),] arising out of the fact that the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent of the employee is on active duty (or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty) in the armed forces of the United States. § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 212-b of the workers' compensation law, as added by section 14 of part SS of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: 3. (a) An employee organization may, pursuant to collective bargain- ing, opt in to paid family leave benefits on behalf of those public employees it is either certified or recognized to represent, within the meaning of article fourteen of the civil service law. Nothing in this section shall prohibit an agreement to opt in to paid family leave between the employee organization and any public employer. An employee organization that has opted in to paid family leave benefits may, pursu- ant to collective bargaining, opt out of it as is mutually agreed upon between the employee organization and any public employer. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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