senate Bill S8223

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring certain employers to provide workforce demographics and equity measurements to the division of human rights annually

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Apr 24, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations

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S8223 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10431
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §296-e, amd §§295, 297 & 292, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2777, A1955

S8223 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring certain employers to provide workforce demographics and equity measurements to the division of human rights annually, including each employee's race, ethnicity, age, and sex or gender identity or expression, as well as the employee's job category, date of hire, salary or wages, training received, raises, promotions, discliplinary actions, terminations and benefits, including but not limited to unpaid benefits or privileges such as flexible scheduling, the ability to work from home, or the ability to bring children to work.

S8223 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8223 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8223

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to requiring certain
  employers to provide workforce demographics and equity measurements to
  the division of human rights annually

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 296-e
to read as follows:
  § 296-E.  WORKFORCE  DEMOGRAPHICS  AND  EQUITY  MEASUREMENTS.  1.  ANY
EMPLOYER  WITH  GREATER  THAN ONE HUNDRED PERSONS IN EMPLOY PER CALENDAR
YEAR OR WHO BIDS, APPLIES, IS AWARDED OR  RECEIVES  ANY  COMBINATION  OF
STATE  OR  MUNICIPAL  CONTRACTS OR GRANT FUNDS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN
EXCESS OF FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS PER CALENDAR YEAR SHALL FILE AN  ANNUAL
REPORT  DOCUMENTING  EMPLOYEE  DEMOGRAPHICS AND EQUITY MEASUREMENTS WITH
THE DIVISION. SUCH DEMOGRAPHIC DATA SHALL INCLUDE EACH EMPLOYEE'S  RACE,
ETHNICITY,  AGE,  AND  SEX  OR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION. THE EQUITY
MEASUREMENTS SHALL INCLUDE EACH EMPLOYEE'S JOB CATEGORY, DATE  OF  HIRE,
SALARY  OR  WAGES,  TRAINING  RECEIVED, RAISES, PROMOTIONS, DISCIPLINARY
ACTIONS, TERMINATIONS AND BENEFITS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO  UNPAID
BENEFITS  OR PRIVILEGES SUCH AS FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING, THE ABILITY TO WORK
FROM HOME, OR THE ABILITY TO BRING CHILDREN TO WORK.
  2. THE DIVISION SHALL DEVELOP ELECTRONIC REPORTING FORMS TO  BE  FILED
FOR EACH EMPLOYEE'S DATA AND FOR THE EMPLOYER'S GENERAL DATA.
  3.  THE  DIVISION  SHALL  AGGREGATE THE ELECTRONIC FORMS INTO A REPORT
THAT LISTS EQUITY MEASUREMENTS  FOR  EACH  EMPLOYER  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO  JOB  CATEGORY,  MEAN  AND MEDIAN EARNINGS, BENEFITS, HIRING
SELECTION,  TRAINING,  RAISES,  PROMOTIONS,  DISCIPLINARY  ACTIONS,  AND
TERMINATIONS LISTED IN THE FORM OF PERCENTAGES FROM HIGHEST TO LOWEST BY
THE DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS LISTED ABOVE.
  4.  THE  DIVISION SHALL PROVIDE THE AGGREGATED REPORT TO EACH EMPLOYER
ALONG WITH A SIMPLIFIED REPORT IN PLAIN  LANGUAGE.  THE  EMPLOYER  SHALL
PROVIDE SUCH SIMPLIFIED REPORT IN PLAIN LANGUAGE TO EACH CURRENT EMPLOY-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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