senate Bill S4201A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits public employers from retaliating against employees for absences related to COVID-19

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Apr 19, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.217
substituted for a4063a
Mar 25, 2021 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 09, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 08, 2021 1st report cal.510
Mar 02, 2021 print number 4201a
Mar 02, 2021 amend and recommit to civil service and pensions
Feb 02, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions

S4201 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4063
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-c, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9087, A11099

S4201 - Summary

Prohibits public employers from taking retaliatory adverse personnel actions against employees who use sick leave or compensatory time to quarantine, seek medical treatment, or for other absences related to COVID-19.

S4201 - Sponsor Memo

S4201 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4201
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
 
 AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to prohibiting public
   employers from retaliating against employees for absences  related  to
   COVID-19

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 75-b of the civil service  law  is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (b) to read as follows:
   (B)  A PUBLIC EMPLOYER SHALL NOT DISMISS OR TAKE OTHER DISCIPLINARY OR
 OTHER ADVERSE PERSONNEL ACTION AGAINST A PUBLIC EMPLOYEE  REGARDING  THE
 EMPLOYEE'S EMPLOYMENT, INCLUDING DESIGNATING THE EMPLOYEE AS CHRONICALLY
 ABSENT,  BECAUSE  THE  EMPLOYEE  USES SICK LEAVE OR COMPENSATORY TIME TO
 QUARANTINE, CONVALESCE, SEEK  MEDICAL  TREATMENT,  OR  ENGAGE  IN  OTHER
 ACTIVITIES RELATED TO A COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS OR CONTACT.
   §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
 have been in full force and effect on and after January 1, 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08048-01-1


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S4201A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4063
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-c, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9087, A11099

S4201A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits public employers from taking retaliatory adverse personnel actions against employees who use sick leave or compensatory time to quarantine, seek medical treatment, or for other absences related to COVID-19.

S4201A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4201A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4201--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to prohibiting public
   employers  from  retaliating against employees for absences related to
   COVID-19
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  civil service law is amended by adding a new section
 159-c to read as follows:
   § 159-C. PROHIBITION OF RETALIATION FOR  USE  OF  SICK  LEAVE  DUE  TO
 COVID-19;  PUBLIC EMPLOYERS. A PUBLIC EMPLOYER SHALL NOT DISMISS OR TAKE
 OTHER DISCIPLINARY OR OTHER ADVERSE PERSONNEL ACTION  AGAINST  A  PUBLIC
 EMPLOYEE  REGARDING THE EMPLOYEE'S EMPLOYMENT, INCLUDING DESIGNATING THE
 EMPLOYEE AS CHRONICALLY ABSENT, BECAUSE THE EMPLOYEE USES SICK LEAVE  OR
 COMPENSATORY  TIME TO QUARANTINE, CONVALESCE, SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT, OR
 ENGAGE IN OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO A COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS OR CONTACT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
 have been in full force and effect on and after March 1, 2020.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08048-02-1


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