Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 21, 2023||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7609
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7609 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7609 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7609 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the "no severance ultimatums act" PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that all New Yorkers are provided protections when reviewing severance agreements, including providing ample time to review such agreements. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one sets forth the title. Section two adds a new section 215-d to the labor law which prohibits against severance ultimatums. This includes requiring that employers provide notification of the right for an employee or former employee to consult an attorney regarding the agreement; provides at least 21 days
2023-S7609 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7609 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E July 21, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the "no severance ultimatums act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "no severance ultimatums act". § 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 215-d to read as follows: § 215-D. PROHIBITION AGAINST SEVERANCE ULTIMATUMS. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW- ING MEANINGS: (A) "EMPLOYEE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINETY OF THIS CHAPTER. (B) "EMPLOYER" SHALL: (I) HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINETY OF THIS CHAPTER; AND (II) INCLUDE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES. 2. SEVERANCE ULTIMATUMS PROHIBITED. ANY EMPLOYER OFFERING AN EMPLOYEE OR FORMER EMPLOYEE AN AGREEMENT RELATED TO SUCH EMPLOYEE'S SEVERANCE FROM EMPLOYMENT SHALL NOTIFY SUCH EMPLOYEE THAT: (A) SUCH EMPLOYEE HAS THE RIGHT TO CONSULT AN ATTORNEY REGARDING SUCH AGREEMENT, AND PROVIDE SUCH EMPLOYEE WITH A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME NOT LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE BUSINESS DAYS IN WHICH TO DO SO; (B) SUCH EMPLOYEE MAY REVOKE SUCH AGREEMENT WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THE EXECUTION OF SUCH AGREEMENT, AND THE AGREEMENT SHALL NOT BECOME EFFEC- TIVE OR ENFORCEABLE UNTIL SUCH REVOCATION PERIOD HAS EXPIRED; AND (C) SUCH EMPLOYEE MAY SIGN SUCH AGREEMENT PRIOR TO THE END OF SUCH REVOCATION PERIOD, AS LONG AS SUCH EMPLOYEE'S DECISION TO SHORTEN SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11903-01-3 S. 7609 2
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.
Create an account. An account allows you to sign petitions with a single click, officially support or oppose key legislation, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.