assembly Bill A10020A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the warehouse worker protection act

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Current Bill Status Via S8922 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.633
substituted for a10020a
Jun 03, 2022 substituted by s8922a
Jun 02, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.633
rules report cal.633
reported
Jun 01, 2022 reported referred to rules
May 27, 2022 print number 10020a
May 27, 2022 amend and recommit to ways and means
reference changed to ways and means
Apr 29, 2022 referred to labor

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A10020 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8922
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21-A §§780 - 788, Lab L

A10020 - Summary

Establishes the warehouse worker protection act; requires employers to provide a written description of quotas to which employees are subject and states that employees shall not be required to meet quotas that prevent compliance with meal or rest periods, or use of bathroom facilities.

A10020 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10020
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the warehouse
   worker protection act
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "warehouse
 worker protection act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds and declares that:
   (a)  The rapid growth of just-in-time logistics and same- and next-day
 consumer package delivery, and advances in technology used for  tracking
 employee productivity, have led to a rise in the number of warehouse and
 distribution center workers who are subject to quantified work quotas.
   (b)  Warehouse  and  distribution center employees who work under such
 quotas are expected to complete a  quantified  number  of  tasks  within
 specific  time periods, often measured down to the minute or second, and
 face adverse employment action, including suspension or termination,  if
 they fail to do so.
   (c)  Those  quotas  generally  do not allow for workers to comply with
 safety guidelines or to recover from strenuous activity  during  produc-
 tive  work time, leaving warehouse and distribution center employees who
 work under them at high risk of injury and illness.
   (d) The quotas under which warehouse and distribution center employees
 regularly work also affect their compensation.  Warehouse  and  distrib-
 ution  center  employees who work under a quota may not receive the full
 benefit of minimum wages if their quota is increased to make up for  the
 direct or indirect effect of a minimum-wage increase.
   (e) Quotas in occupations that are already physically demanding incen-
 tivize  unsafe work, resulting in an increase in injuries. The workforce
 in warehouse and logistics is largely comprised of people of  color  who
 depend  upon  these  jobs to provide for their families and often see no
 alternative but to prioritize quota compliance over  their  own  safety.
 These  workers  end  up  working faster than is healthy in order to keep
 their jobs.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A10020A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8922
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 21-A §§780 - 788, Lab L

A10020A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the warehouse worker protection act; requires employers to provide a written description of quotas to which employees are subject and states that employees shall not be required to meet quotas that prevent compliance with meal or rest periods, or use of bathroom facilities.

A10020A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                 10020--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. JOYNER, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, REYES, SIMON, FALL,
   CARROLL, MITAYNES, MAMDANI, GALLAGHER, GOTTFRIED,  SEAWRIGHT,  TAYLOR,
   DINOWITZ,  ANDERSON,  COOK,  CRUZ,  ABBATE,  LUCAS  --  read  once and
   referred to the Committee  on  Labor  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee

 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the warehouse
   worker protection act
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "warehouse
 worker protection act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds and declares that:
   (a) The rapid growth of just-in-time logistics and same- and  next-day
 consumer  package delivery, and advances in technology used for tracking
 employee productivity, have led to a rise in the number of warehouse and
 distribution center workers who are subject to quantified work quotas.
   (b) Warehouse and distribution center employees who  work  under  such
 quotas  are  expected  to  complete  a quantified number of tasks within
 specific time periods, often measured down to the minute or second,  and
 face  adverse employment action, including suspension or termination, if
 they fail to do so.
   (c) Those quotas generally do not allow for  workers  to  comply  with
 safety  guidelines  or to recover from strenuous activity during produc-
 tive work time, leaving warehouse and distribution center employees  who
 work under them at high risk of injury and illness.
   (d) The quotas under which warehouse and distribution center employees
 regularly  work  also  affect their compensation. Warehouse and distrib-
 ution center employees who work under a quota may not receive  the  full
 benefit  of minimum wages if their quota is increased to make up for the
 direct or indirect effect of a minimum-wage increase.
   (e) Quotas in occupations that are already physically demanding incen-
 tivize unsafe work, resulting in an increase in injuries. The  workforce
 in  warehouse  and logistics is largely comprised of people of color who
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.