Bill S2156-2011

Relates to the determination of employer contribution rates to the unemployment insurance fund

Prohibits the increase of an employer's rate of contribution to the unemployment insurance fund due to the deployment of an employee into active service in the national guard or armed forces reserves.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO LABOR
  • Jan 18, 2011: REFERRED TO LABOR

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BILL NUMBER:S2156

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to employer rates of contribution to the unemployment insurance fund

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Waive business unemployment insurance increases due to members of the National Guard and Reserves who are ordered to federal or state active duty for more than thirty days.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation waives unemployment insurance increases due to members of the National Guard and Reserves who are ordered to federal or state active duty for more than thirty days.

JUSTIFICATION: To encourage employers to employ and retain National Guard and .Reservists without fear of having to pay unemployment insurance increases, if the members of the Guard or Reserve are activated.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2156 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. McDONALD -- 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 employer rates of contrib- ution to the unemployment insurance fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 581 of the labor law is amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows: (E) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, A QUALIFIED EMPLOYER'S RATE OF CONTRIBUTION AS DETERMINED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE INCREASED AS A RESULT OF THE DEPLOYMENT OF ANY EMPLOYEE INTO THE ACTIVE SERVICE OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OR ARMED FORCES RESERVES FOR A PERIOD IN EXCESS OF THIRTY DAYS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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