Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Passes Legislation Giving Workers Flexible Schedules

Gianaris Bill Allows Workers to Request Reasonable Changes in Work Schedules

ALBANY, N.Y. - Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris announced today the Senate passed his legislation (S.3665) to allow employees to request flexible work schedules. 

“New York State must do more to help working families. Many businesses already take the steps outlined in my proposal and it’s time others follow their lead,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “Adjusting someone’s work schedule to accommodate caring for an aging parent, school children, or medical appointments is both fair and productive. I look forward to this bill becoming law.”

The legislation would require employers to consider reasonable requests for a flexible work schedule and be responsive to the employee’s request. 

The bill now moves to the Assembly, where it is sponsored by Nily Rozic.