senate Bill S725

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal or dangerous business activities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

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S725 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§740 & 741, Lab L; amd §75-b, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7858
2017-2018: S1887
2019-2020: S3683

S725 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal or dangerous business activities.

S725 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S725 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    725
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, KRUEGER, MAYER, SALAZAR
   -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
   the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation  to
   protection  of  employees  and  former  employees  against retaliatory
   action by employers
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  740 of the labor law, as added by chapter 660 of
 the laws of 1984, paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 as added and  paragraph
 (a)  of  subdivision  2  as  amended by chapter 442 of the laws of 2006,
 paragraph (d) of subdivision 4 as added by chapter 24  of  the  laws  of
 2002,  and  subdivision 7 as amended by chapter 684 of the laws of 2019,
 is amended to read as follows:
   § 740. Retaliatory [personnel] action by  employers;  prohibition.  1.
 Definitions.  For  purposes  of this section, unless the context specif-
 ically indicates otherwise:
   (a) "Employee" means an individual who performs services for and under
 the control and direction of an employer for wages  or  other  remunera-
 tion.
   (b)  "Employer"  means  any  person,  firm,  partnership, institution,
 corporation, or association that employs one or more employees.
   (c) "Law, rule or regulation" includes: (I) any duly enacted  FEDERAL,
 STATE  OR  LOCAL  statute or ordinance [or]; (II) any rule or regulation
 promulgated pursuant to [any federal, state or local]  SUCH  statute  or
 ordinance;  OR  (III) ANY JUDICIAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION, RULING OR
 ORDER.
   (d) "Public body" includes the following:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02665-01-1

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