Senate Bill S5617

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to providing reforms to the New York state worker adjustment and retraining notification act; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S5617 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§860-a, 860-b, 860-c, 860-d, 860-e & 860-g, rpld §860-b sub 3, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S5617

2023-S5617 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the exclusion of part-time employees from certain definitions relating to employment and expanding the definition of employer; removes certain exclusions for employer notice requirements for the closing of a facility; removes the discretionary reduction of penalties for employers for certain acts or omissions concerning notice requirements for mass layoffs, relocations or employment loss; removes the maximum time period for determining back pay and other liabilities for certain employees who experience employment loss

2023-S5617 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5617 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5617
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 8, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAYER,  CLEARE, COMRIE, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN-SIGAL,
   JACKSON, KENNEDY, MAY, MYRIE,  RAMOS,  SEPULVEDA  --  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 removing the exclusion  of
   part-time  employees  from  certain definitions relating to employment
   and expanding the definition of employer; removing certain  exclusions
   for employer notice requirements for the closing of a facility; remov-
   ing the discretionary reduction of penalties for employers for certain
   acts  or  omissions  concerning  notice requirements for mass layoffs,
   relocations or employment loss; removing the maximum time  period  for
   determining   back pay and other liabilities for certain employees who
   experience employment loss; allowing  the  attorney  general  to  take
   certain  action  to assist certain employees in receiving back pay and
   other liabilities; requiring employers to pay severance  to  employees
   when  there  is  a  plant  closing, relocation, or mass layoff; and to
   repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 860-a of the labor law, as added by chapter 475 of
 the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
   § 860-a. Definitions. As used in this  article,  the  following  terms
 shall have the following meanings:
   1. "Affected employees" means employees who may reasonably be expected
 to  experience an employment loss as a consequence of a proposed [plant]
 FACILITY closing or mass layoff by their employer.
   2. "AFFILIATE" MEANS A PERSON THAT DIRECTLY, OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH ONE
 OR MORE INTERMEDIARIES, CONTROLS, OR  IS  CONTROLLED  BY,  OR  IS  UNDER
 COMMON CONTROL WITH, A SPECIFIED PERSON.
   3.  "ASSOCIATE", WHEN USED TO INDICATE A RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY PERSON,
 MEANS:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01691-02-3
              

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