|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to labor|
|Apr 15, 2021||referred to labor|
senate Bill S6225
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6225 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Labor
- Law Section:
- Labor Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §196-b, Lab L
S6225 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Expands the use of sick leave to include bereavement; provides for the use of sick leave for the purposes of bereavement following the unplanned end of an employee's confirmed pregnancy by way of miscarriage or still-birth, following the unplanned end of another person's confirmed pregnancy by way of miscarriage or still-birth if the employee is the person's spouse or partner, the person's former spouse or partner and would have been a biological parent of a child born as the result of the pregnancy, or if the employee is the person's genetic surrogate.
S6225 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6225 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to expanding the use of sick leave to include bereavement PURPOSE:: To allow for the use of bereavement leave, including for miscarriages and stillbirths. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: Section 1 amends section 196-b of the labor law that specifies the purposes an employer must allow an employee to use accrued sick leave for purposes of bereavement, including but not limited to the unplanned end of an employee's, spouse's, partner's, or surrogate's confirmed pregnancy by way of miscarriage or stillbirth.
S6225 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6225 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 15, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BIAGGI -- 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 expanding the use of sick leave to include bereavement THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section 196-b of the labor law, as added by section 1 of part J of chapter 56 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows: a. On and after January first, two thousand twenty-one and upon the oral or written request of an employee, an employer shall provide accrued sick leave for the following purposes: (i) [for] FOR a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condi- tion of such employee or such employee's family member, regardless of whether such illness, injury, or health condition has been diagnosed or requires medical care at the time that such employee requests such leave[;]. (ii) [for] FOR the diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or phys- ical illness, injury or health condition of, or need for medical diagno- sis of, or preventive care for, such employee or such employee's family member[; or]. (iii) [for] FOR an absence from work due to any of the following reasons when the employee or employee's family member has been the victim of domestic violence pursuant to subdivision thirty-four of section two hundred ninety-two of the executive law, a family offense, sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking: (a) to obtain services from a domestic violence shelter, rape crisis center, or other services program; (b) to participate in safety planning, temporarily or permanently relocate, or take other actions to increase the safety of the employee or employee's family members; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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