senate Bill S8955

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing hazard payments to essential workers during a state disaster emergency

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Sep 02, 2020 referred to rules

S8955 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10359
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §196-c, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S519, A757

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

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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