|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 26, 2022||reported and committed to labor|
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S837
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S837 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Labor
- Law Section:
- Judiciary Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§519 & 750, Judy L; amd §215, Lab L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3351, A3534
S837 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Creates, in addition to the existing sanction of criminal contempt of court, the remedies of labor law civil penalties and employee's right to bring civil action for unlawful discharge, penalty or discrimination on account of the exercise by an employee of a juror's right to be absent from employment by reason of jury service.
S837 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S837 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the judiciary law and the labor law, in relation to creating additional remedies for unlawful discharge, penalty or discrim- ination on account of the exercise of a juror's right to be absent from employment for jury duty PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Adds discrimination in any manner in addition to discharge or penalty as actions an employer cannot engage in when an employee is selected for jury duty. This act also amends the labor law so that civil penalties can be levied against the employer and/or civil action can be brought against the employer for violations arising from an employee's right to be absent from employment due to jury duty. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
S837 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 837 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the judiciary law and the labor law, in relation to creating additional remedies for unlawful discharge, penalty or discrimination on account of the exercise of a juror's right to be absent from employment for jury duty THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 519 of the judiciary law, as added by chapter 85 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: § 519. Right of juror to be absent from employment. Any person who is summoned to serve as a juror under the provisions of this article and who notifies his or her employer to that effect prior to the commence- ment of a term of service shall not, on account of absence from employ- ment by reason of such jury service, be subject to discharge [or], penalty, OR DISCRIMINATION IN ANY OTHER MANNER. An employer may, howev- er, withhold wages of any such employee serving as a juror during the period of such service; provided that an employer who employs more than ten employees shall not withhold the first forty dollars of such juror's daily wages during the first three days of jury service. Withholding of wages in accordance with this section shall not be deemed a penalty OR DISCRIMINATION IN ANY OTHER MANNER. Violation of this section shall constitute a criminal contempt of court punishable pursuant to section seven hundred fifty of this chapter AND SHALL ALSO CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE LABOR LAW AND BE SUBJECT TO THE CIVIL PENALTIES AND CIVIL ACTION PROVIDED FOR THEREUNDER. § 2. Paragraph 7 of subdivision A of section 750 of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter 823 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.
Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.