Creates the Mature Workers Support Program.
TITLE OF BILL: REVISED 12/30/11 An act to amend the elder law, in relation to creating the mature workers support program
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To develop a guide for businesses regarding the hiring, retaining and retraining of mature workers in New York State.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the Elder Law by adding a news article 3. Directs the office for aging and the department of labor to develop and update on an annual basis, a mature workers' guide for businesses in New York State.
Section 2. Outlines the manner in which this guidebook will be made available.
Section 3. Effective Date.
EXISTING LAW: None.
JUSTIFICATION: Workers in NY State are working longer than ever due to the recession of 2009. It is important that the State assist these mature workers and business's age friendly working environments. Therefore, it is the intent of this bill to have the state office of the aging and the department of labor develop a guide for businesses that will assist them in attaining the goals outlined in section 301 of the elder law.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011: Reported and Committed to Finance/A.472A - Reported, Referred to Ways and Means 2009-10: A.9866- Referred to Ways and Means
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal, however paper copies of this guide will be made available to consumers for a fee.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2396 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 19, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to creating the mature work- ers support program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new article 3 to read as follows: ARTICLE III MATURE WORKERS SUPPORT PROGRAM SECTION 301. MATURE WORKERS SUPPORT PROGRAM. S 301. MATURE WORKERS SUPPORT PROGRAM. 1. THE OFFICE SHALL, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, DEVELOP AND UPDATE ON AN ANNU- AL BASIS A GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES FOR HIRING, RETAINING, AND RETRAINING MATURE WORKERS IN NEW YORK STATE. 2. SUCH GUIDE SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITES OF THE OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, AND DEPARTMENT OF STATE. BUSINESSES THAT OBTAIN CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OR DEPARTMENT OF STATE SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH A LINK TO THIS GUIDE, OR A PAPER COPY UPON REQUEST, WHEN THEY APPLY FOR SUCH CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE. A REASON- ABLE FEE MAY BE CHARGED FOR PAPER COPIES PROVIDED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT BUSINESS OWNERS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04536-03-1