senate Bill S17A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes employees to petition an employer to apply to participate in a shared work program for purposes of avoiding a reduction in workforce or for purposes of re-hiring

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 13, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 07, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.473
substituted for a7373
Mar 01, 2021 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.360
Feb 04, 2021 print number 17a
Feb 04, 2021 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

S17 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7373
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §605-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9024

S17 - Summary

Authorizes employees to petition an employer to apply to participate in a shared work program for purposes of avoiding a reduction in workforce or for purposes of re-hiring.

S17 - Sponsor Memo

S17 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    17
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to authorizing  employees  to
   petition  an employer to apply to participate in a shared work program
   for purposes of avoiding a layoff or for  purposes of re-hiring
 
   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 605-a to
 read as follows:
   § 605-A.  SHARED WORK PROGRAM. 1. ANY GROUP OF EMPLOYEES COMPRISING  A
 MAJORITY  OF  ALL EMPLOYEES MAY, WITHIN TEN DAYS AFTER ANY LAYOFF OR, IF
 THERE IS A GOOD FAITH EXPECTATION OF A LAYOFF  OCCURRING  WITHIN  THIRTY
 DAYS, PRIOR TO SUCH EXPECTED LAYOFF, PETITION IN WRITING THE EMPLOYER OF
 SUCH GROUP OF EMPLOYEES TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED WORK PROGRAM
 FOR  PURPOSES  OF  AVOIDING SUCH LAYOFF OR FOR PURPOSES OF RE-HIRING ANY
 FORMER EMPLOYEE OR EMPLOYEES OF THE EMPLOYER.  SUCH EMPLOYER  SHALL,  NO
 LATER  THAN  SEVEN  DAYS  AFTER  SUCH PETITION HAS BEEN MADE, RESPOND IN
 WRITING TO SUCH GROUP OF EMPLOYEES.  SUCH RESPONSE SHALL STATE THE DECI-
 SION OF THE EMPLOYER TO APPLY OR NOT TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED
 WORK PROGRAM, AND THE REASON FOR DECIDING TO APPLY OR NOT  TO  APPLY  TO
 PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED WORK PROGRAM.
   2.  NO  EMPLOYER OR THEIR AGENT, OR PERSON ACTING AS OR ON BEHALF OF A
 HIRING ENTITY, OR THE OFFICER OR AGENT OF ANY CORPORATION,  PARTNERSHIP,
 OR  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, SHALL DISCRIMINATE, RETALIATE AGAINST, OR
 TAKE ADVERSE ACTION AGAINST  ANY  EMPLOYEE  FOR  EXERCISING  THE  RIGHTS
 AFFORDED TO THEM UNDER THIS SECTION.
   § 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02686-01-1

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S17A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7373
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §605-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9024

S17A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes employees to petition an employer to apply to participate in a shared work program for purposes of avoiding a reduction in workforce or for purposes of re-hiring.

S17A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S17A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   17--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee

 AN  ACT  to amend the labor law, in relation to authorizing employees to
   petition an employer to apply to participate in a shared work  program
   for  purposes  of avoiding a reduction in workforce or for purposes of
   re-hiring
 
   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 605-a to
 read as follows:
   § 605-A. SHARED WORK PROGRAM.  1.  ANY  GROUP  OF  EMPLOYEES  WHO  MAY
 REASONABLY BE EXPECTED TO EXPERIENCE AN EMPLOYMENT LOSS AS A CONSEQUENCE
 OF  A  REDUCTION  IN  WORKFORCE OR HAVE EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT LOSS AS A
 CONSEQUENCE OF A REDUCTION IN WORKFORCE  MAY  PETITION  IN  WRITING  THE
 EMPLOYER  OF SUCH GROUP OF EMPLOYEES TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED
 WORK PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  AVOIDING  SUCH
 REDUCTION  IN WORKFORCE OR FOR PURPOSES OF RE-HIRING ANY FORMER EMPLOYEE
 OR EMPLOYEES OF THE EMPLOYER THAT WERE LAID OFF DUE TO  A  REDUCTION  IN
 WORKFORCE.  SUCH  EMPLOYER  SHALL,  NO  LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS AFTER SUCH
 PETITION HAS BEEN MADE, RESPOND IN WRITING TO SUCH GROUP  OF  EMPLOYEES.
 SUCH  RESPONSE  SHALL STATE THE DECISION OF THE EMPLOYER TO APPLY OR NOT
 TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED WORK PROGRAM,  AND  THE  REASON  FOR
 DECIDING  TO  APPLY  OR  NOT  TO  APPLY  TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHARED WORK
 PROGRAM, AND IF THE EMPLOYER DID APPLY, THE OUTCOME OF THE  APPLICATION,
 IF AVAILABLE.
   2.  NO  EMPLOYER OR THEIR AGENT, OR PERSON ACTING AS OR ON BEHALF OF A
 HIRING ENTITY, OR THE OFFICER OR AGENT OF ANY CORPORATION,  PARTNERSHIP,
 OR  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, SHALL DISCRIMINATE, RETALIATE AGAINST, OR
 TAKE ADVERSE ACTION AGAINST  ANY  EMPLOYEE  FOR  EXERCISING  THE  RIGHTS
 AFFORDED TO THEM UNDER THIS SECTION.

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