senate Bill S6771

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain employees to receive a partial or reduced unemployment benefit in addition to wages

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
May 14, 2021 referred to labor

S6771 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Senate Labor
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S6771 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes certain employees who return to work at a position or job which pays less than the amount such employee received from unemployment insurance to receive a partial or reduced unemployment benefit in addition to such wages to equal the benefit amount such employee received prior to returning to work.

S6771 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6771 (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
                               May 14, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
 AN ACT to authorize certain employees to receive a  partial  or  reduced
   unemployment benefit in addition to wages
   Section 1. a. Notwithstanding any provision of law  to  the  contrary,
 and for the purpose of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, any employee
 who  receives payments pursuant to article 18 of the labor law for unem-
 ployment claims made on or after March 9, 2020 through the  duration  of
 the  state  disaster emergency declared by executive order number 202 of
 2020 and any further amendments or modifications thereto, who accepts an
 offer of employment and returns to work in a position or job title  that
 pays  less  than  the existing unemployment insurance benefit, including
 supplemental federal unemployment insurance payments, shall be  eligible
 to collect a partial or reduced unemployment benefit that, when added to
 the  salary  or  wages paid to the employee for the position or job such
 employee accepted and returned to  work  to  perform,  equates  to  such
 amount  that  will  make  such  employee's  combined salary or wages and
 partial unemployment benefit equal to the benefit such employee received
 from unemployment insurance before returning to work.
   b. For the purposes of this section, the  supplemental  federal  unem-
 ployment  insurance  benefit  referenced  herein shall be defined as all
 payments received by the claimant for unemployment insurance that are in
 addition to the standard benefit provided pursuant to article 18 of  the
 labor law, including but not limited to the Pandemic Unemployment Insur-
 ance  Act,  Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unem-
 ployment Compensation and any other extended, supplemental or  emergency
 unemployment benefit as provided by federal law.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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