|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 14, 2021||referred to labor|
senate Bill S6771
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6771 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Labor
- Law Section:
S6771 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Authorizes certain employees who return to work at a position or job which pays less than the amount such employee received from unemployment insurance to receive a partial or reduced unemployment benefit in addition to such wages to equal the benefit amount such employee received prior to returning to work.
S6771 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6771 SPONSOR: GRIFFO TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize certain employees to receive a partial or reduced unemployment benefit in addition to wages PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to encourage individuals collecting unem- ployment during the pandemic, who are unwilling to return to their work for a variety of reasons, to go back to work. They would receive the same rate of pay they are currently receiving on unemployment by having the state subsidize the difference between the pay they receive from their employer and the amount they would have received were they to continue collecting unemployment. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 outlines the manner in which a person will receive an incen-
S6771 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6771 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 14, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to authorize certain employees to receive a partial or reduced unemployment benefit in addition to wages THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. a. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, and for the purpose of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, any employee who receives payments pursuant to article 18 of the labor law for unem- ployment claims made on or after March 9, 2020 through the duration of the state disaster emergency declared by executive order number 202 of 2020 and any further amendments or modifications thereto, who accepts an offer of employment and returns to work in a position or job title that pays less than the existing unemployment insurance benefit, including supplemental federal unemployment insurance payments, shall be eligible to collect a partial or reduced unemployment benefit that, when added to the salary or wages paid to the employee for the position or job such employee accepted and returned to work to perform, equates to such amount that will make such employee's combined salary or wages and partial unemployment benefit equal to the benefit such employee received from unemployment insurance before returning to work. b. For the purposes of this section, the supplemental federal unem- ployment insurance benefit referenced herein shall be defined as all payments received by the claimant for unemployment insurance that are in addition to the standard benefit provided pursuant to article 18 of the labor law, including but not limited to the Pandemic Unemployment Insur- ance Act, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unem- ployment Compensation and any other extended, supplemental or emergency unemployment benefit as provided by federal law. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11413-01-1
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