|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 24, 2020||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S8223
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
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S8223 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S8223 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill would require any employer who seeks significant state or local funds as well as any large and economically significant employer to annually report workforce demographics and equity measurements to the Division of Human Rights and to provide a summary of that report to their employees. This bill would also task the Division of Human Rights with developing rules and regulations that prevent state and local agen- cies from funding employers who perpetuate discriminatory employment practices. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
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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