senate Bill S359

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires home care aide overtime to be voluntary

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

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S359 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §167-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6640

S359 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Places limits on the maximum amount of hours a home care aide may be required to work without voluntarily consenting to such an assignment.

S359 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S359 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    359
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- 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  maximum  hours  for  home
   care aides
 
   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  167-a  to
 read as follows:
   §  167-A.  HOURS OF LABOR FOR HOME CARE AIDES. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION: (A) "HOME CARE AIDE" MEANS A HOME HEALTH  AIDE,  PERSONAL  CARE
 AIDE,  PERSONAL  CARE  ATTENDANT,  CONSUMER DIRECTED PERSONAL ASSISTANT,
 HOME ATTENDANT OR OTHER LICENSED  OR  UNLICENSED  PERSON  WHOSE  PRIMARY
 RESPONSIBILITY  INCLUDES THE PROVISION OF IN-HOME ASSISTANCE WITH ACTIV-
 ITIES OF DAILY  LIVING,  INSTRUMENTAL  ACTIVITIES  OF  DAILY  LIVING  OR
 HEALTH-RELATED  TASKS,  OR THE PROVISION OF COMPANIONSHIP OR FELLOWSHIP.
 THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY EQUALLY TO SERVICES  PROVIDED
 BY  HOME  CARE AIDES WHO WORK ON EPISODES OF CARE AS DIRECT EMPLOYEES OF
 THE CARE RECIPIENT, CERTIFIED  HOME  HEALTH  AGENCIES,  LONG  TERM  HOME
 HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS, OR MANAGED CARE PLANS, OR AS EMPLOYEES OF LICENSED
 HOME  CARE  SERVICES AGENCIES, LIMITED LICENSED HOME CARE SERVICES AGEN-
 CIES, OR UNDER ANY OTHER ARRANGEMENT.
   (B) "UNFORESEEABLE EMERGENT CIRCUMSTANCE" MEANS  AN  UNPREDICTABLE  OR
 UNAVOIDABLE OCCURRENCE THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ACTION.
   (C)  "MAXIMUM HOME CARE HOURS" SHALL MEAN A SINGLE SHIFT THAT CONSISTS
 OF TWELVE HOURS PER DAY OR MULTIPLE SHIFTS  THAT  IN  COMBINATION  TOTAL
 FIFTY HOURS PER WEEK.
   2.  (A)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION  OF  LAW  TO THE CONTRARY, NO
 EMPLOYER SHALL ASSIGN A HOME CARE AIDE TO MORE  THAN  THE  MAXIMUM  HOME
 CARE HOURS EXCEPT AS PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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