Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to labor
|Jan 06, 2021||
referred to labor
Senate Bill S731
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S731 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S731 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S731 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to disqualification from receiving benefits for separation from employment in cases where the claimant's employer maintained or refused or failed to cure a health or safety condition that made the environment unsuitable SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 593 of the Labor Law, which relates to disqual- ification for benefits under the Unemployment Insurance Law, by adding a new paragraph (d) to provide that a claimant shall not be disqualified for receiving unemployment benefits where the claimant left their employment because the employer maintained a health or safety condition that made the environment unsuitable, or failed or refused to cure such a condition. Section 2 of the bill adds a new paragraph (f) to subdivision 2 of
2021-S731 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 731 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, RAMOS -- 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 disqualification from receiving benefits for separation from employment in cases where the claimant's employer maintained or refused or failed to cure a health or safety condition that made the environment unsuitable THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 593 of the labor law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) A CLAIMANT SHALL NOT BE DISQUALIFIED FROM RECEIVING BENEFITS FOR SEPARATION FROM EMPLOYMENT WHERE THE CLAIMANT HAS LEFT THEIR EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE THE EMPLOYER MAINTAINED OR REFUSED OR FAILED TO CURE A HEALTH OR SAFETY CONDITION THAT MADE THE ENVIRONMENT UNSUITABLE. THE CLAIMANT HAS PROVIDED SUFFICIENT NOTIFICATION OF THE UNSUITABLE CONDITION IF THEY NOTIFIED THE EMPLOYER, IF ANOTHER EMPLOYEE NOTIFIED THE EMPLOYER, OR IF THE EMPLOYER HAD OR SHOULD HAVE HAD REASON TO KNOW THAT THE CONDITION MADE THE WORK ENVIRONMENT UNSUITABLE. IT IS SUFFICIENT BUT NOT NECESSARY TO SHOW UNSUITABILITY THAT THE WORKING CONDITIONS WERE INCONSISTENT WITH LAWS, RULES, POLICIES, ORDERS, OR GUIDANCE OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY ON SUITABLE WORKING CONDITIONS. § 2. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 2 of section 593 of the labor law, as amended by chapter 35 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (e) the claimant is seeking part-time work as provided in subdivision five of section five hundred ninety-six of this title and the offer of employment is not comparable to his or her part-time work as defined in such subdivision; OR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01177-01-1
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