Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 18, 2022||
delivered to governor
|Feb 07, 2022||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.38
substituted for a8769
|Jan 26, 2022||
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
|Jan 18, 2022||
ordered to third reading cal.144
|Jan 11, 2022||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7773Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7773 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Labor Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §198-e, Lab L; amd §756-f, Gen Bus L; amd §4, Chap of 2021 (as proposed in S.2766-C & A.3350-A)
2021-S7773 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that a contractor making or taking a construction contract shall assume liability for any debt resulting from making a claim, owed to an employee, or third party on an employee's behalf, incurred by a subcontractor at any tier acting under, by, or for the contractor for an employee's performance of labor; provides for wage theft prevention and enforcement.
2021-S7773 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7773 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the general business law, in relation to actions for non-payment of wages; and to amend a chapter of the laws of 2021, amending the labor law and the general business law relating to actions for non-payment of wages, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 2766-C and A. 3350-A, in relation to the effectiveness there- of PURPOSE: This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2021, c.419. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends the underlying chapter by adding clarifying language and a provision requiring certain notice prior to bringing a civil suit.
2021-S7773 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7773 I N S E N A T E January 11, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law and the general business law, in relation to actions for non-payment of wages; and to amend a chapter of the laws of 2021, amending the labor law and the general business law relating to actions for non-payment of wages, as proposed in legisla- tive bills numbers S. 2766-C and A. 3350-A, in relation to the effec- tiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 9 and 10 of section 198-e of the labor law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2021, amending the labor law and the general business law relating to actions for non-payment of wages, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 2766-C and A. 3350-A, are amended to read as follows: 1. A contractor making or taking a construction contract shall [assume liability] BE LIABLE for any debt resulting from an action under section one hundred ninety-eight of this article, owed to [a wage claimant] AN EMPLOYEE or third party on the [wage claimant's] EMPLOYEE'S behalf, incurred by a subcontractor at any tier acting under, by, or for the contractor or its subcontractors for the [wage claimant's] EMPLOYEE'S performance of labor. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF A SUBCONTRACTOR UNDER SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE. 2. No agreement or release by an employee or subcontractor to waive liability [assigned to] OF a contractor under this section shall be valid except as otherwise provided herein. The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to impair the rights of a contractor to maintain an action against a subcontractor for amounts for owed wages that are paid by a contractor pursuant to this section. 4. In the case of a private civil action by an employee, such employee may designate any person, organization or collective bargaining agent authorized to file a complaint with the commissioner pursuant to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04456-14-2
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