senate Bill S6026

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides family leave in the event of a stillbirth or miscarriage

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 30, 2021 referred to labor

S6026 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§201, 204, 205 & 217, Work Comp L

S6026 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides up to four weeks of paid family leave in the event of a stillbirth and up to one week of paid family leave in the event of a miscarriage.

S6026 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6026 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6026
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  providing
   family leave in the event of a stillbirth or miscarriage
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 15 of section 201 of the workers'  compensation
 law, as added by section 2 of part SS of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016,
 is amended to read as follows:
   15.  "Family  leave"  shall  mean  any leave taken by an employee from
 work:   (a) to participate in  providing  care,  including  physical  or
 psychological  care,  for a family member of the employee made necessary
 by a serious health condition of the family member;  [or]  (b)  to  bond
 with  the  employee's  child  during  the  first twelve months after the
 child's birth, or the first twelve months after  the  placement  of  the
 child  for  adoption or foster care with the employee; [or] (c) TO MOURN
 THE LOSS OF A STILLBORN CHILD; (D) TO MOURN THE LOSS OF  A  CHILD  AS  A
 RESULT  OF  A  MISCARRIAGE; OR (E) because of any qualifying exigency as
 interpreted under the  family  and  medical  leave  act,  29  U.S.C.S  §
 2612(a)(1)(e) and 29 C.F.R. S.825.126(a)(1)-(8), arising out of the fact
 that  the  spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent of the employee is
 on active duty (or has been notified of an impending call  or  order  to
 active duty) in the armed forces of the United States.
   § 2. Section 204 of the workers' compensation law is amended by adding
 two new subdivisions 3 and 4 to read as follows:
   3.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE WEEKLY
 BENEFIT FOR FAMILY LEAVE TAKEN PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF  SUBDIVISION
 FIFTEEN OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT EXCEED FOUR
 WEEKS DURING ANY FIFTY-TWO WEEK CALENDAR PERIOD AND SHALL BE SIXTY-SEVEN
 PERCENT  OF  THE  EMPLOYEE'S  AVERAGE  WEEKLY WAGES BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED
 SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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