senate Bill S6225

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Expands the use of sick leave to include bereavement

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Apr 15, 2021 referred to labor

S6225 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §196-b, Lab L

S6225 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the use of sick leave to include bereavement; provides for the use of sick leave for the purposes of bereavement following the unplanned end of an employee's confirmed pregnancy by way of miscarriage or still-birth, following the unplanned end of another person's confirmed pregnancy by way of miscarriage or still-birth if the employee is the person's spouse or partner, the person's former spouse or partner and would have been a biological parent of a child born as the result of the pregnancy, or if the employee is the person's genetic surrogate.

S6225 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6225 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              April 15, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 expanding the use of  sick
   leave to include bereavement

   Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section 196-b of the  labor
 law,  as added by section 1 of part J of chapter 56 of the laws of 2020,
 is amended to read as follows:
   a. On and after January first, two thousand twenty-one  and  upon  the
 oral  or  written  request  of  an  employee,  an employer shall provide
 accrued sick leave for the following purposes:
   (i) [for] FOR a mental or physical illness, injury, or  health  condi-
 tion  of  such  employee or such employee's family member, regardless of
 whether such illness, injury, or health condition has been diagnosed  or
 requires  medical  care  at  the  time  that such employee requests such
   (ii) [for] FOR the diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or  phys-
 ical illness, injury or health condition of, or need for medical diagno-
 sis  of, or preventive care for, such employee or such employee's family
 member[; or].
   (iii) [for] FOR an absence from work  due  to  any  of  the  following
 reasons  when  the  employee  or  employee's  family member has been the
 victim of domestic  violence  pursuant  to  subdivision  thirty-four  of
 section  two  hundred ninety-two of the executive law, a family offense,
 sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking:
   (a) to obtain services from a domestic violence shelter,  rape  crisis
 center, or other services program;
   (b)  to  participate  in  safety  planning, temporarily or permanently
 relocate, or take other actions to increase the safety of  the  employee
 or employee's family members;

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


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