|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 02, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8955
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S8955 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8955 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to providing hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency; provides that certain employers shall make hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency provided no hazard payment shall exceed twenty-five thousand dollars in any year for any essential worker earning less than two hundred thousand dollars per year or five thousand dollars for any essential worker earning more than two hundred thousand dollars.
S8955 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8955 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to providing hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency PURPOSE: To ensure hazard pay for essential workers during a state of emergency. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the labor law to adding section 196-c Subsection 1 defines: "essential workers," "employer," "formula retail store," "large employer," "manufacturing," "not-for-profit organiza- tion," "franchise or subcontractor." Subsection 2 directs the Labor Commissioner to direct employers to make hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency.
S8955 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8955 I N S E N A T E September 2, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 providing hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 196-c to read as follows: § 196-C. ESSENTIAL WORKER HAZARD PAYMENTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "ESSENTIAL WORKER" MEANS ANY EMPLOYEE OF AN EMPLOYER PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR FUNCTIONS DURING ANY STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWO-B OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW AND DESIGNATED AS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER PURSUANT TO ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR EXECU- TIVE ORDER INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS INCLUDING RESEARCH AND LABORATORY SERVICES; ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING UTILITIES, TELECOMMUNICATION, AIRPORTS AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE; ESSENTIAL RETAIL INCLUDING GROCERY STORES AND PHARMA- CIES; ESSENTIAL SERVICES INCLUDING TRASH COLLECTION, MAIL, AND SHIPPING SERVICES; NEWS MEDIA; BANKS AND RELATED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; PROVID- ERS OF BASIC NECESSITIES TO ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED POPULATIONS; CONSTRUCTION; VENDORS OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN THE SAFETY, SANITATION AND ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS OF RESIDENCES OR OTHER ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES; VENDORS THAT PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, INCLUDING LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT, CHILD CARE AND SERVICES NEEDED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING OPERATION OF GOVERNMENT AGEN- CIES AND PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PUBLIC; (B) "EMPLOYER" MEANS A FORMULA RETAIL STORE, LARGE EMPLOYER, TRANSPOR- TATION BUSINESS, OR FRANCHISEE OR SUBCONTRACTOR, AND INCLUDES ANY INDI- VIDUAL, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, CORPORATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA- NY, BUSINESS TRUST, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE, OR ANY ORGANIZED GROUP OF PERSONS ACTING AS SUCH AN EMPLOYER; (C) "FORMULA RETAIL STORE" MEANS ANY EMPLOYER THAT OPERATES A RETAIL SALES OR RESTAURANT ESTABLISHMENT EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH FRANCHISEES EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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