senate Bill S7223

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to family medical leave and military families

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 10, 2020 referred to labor

S7223 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201 & 212-b, Work Comp L

S7223 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that every public employer shall provide paid family leave benefits to the spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent of the employee who 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.

S7223 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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