Bill S4887-2011

Excludes substitute teachers from the limits imposed on unemployment insurance benefits available during vacation periods

Excludes substitute teachers from the limits imposed on unemployment insurance benefits available during vacation periods for professional employees of educational institutions.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO LABOR
  • Apr 28, 2011: REFERRED TO LABOR

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BILL NUMBER:S4887

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to excluding substitute teachers from the limits imposed on unemployment insurance benefits available during vacation periods for professional employees of educational institutions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill addresses the concerns of substitute teachers who have no means of income during the summer months.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Section 1. Subdivision 10 section 590 of the labor law by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:

The foregoing provisions of this subdivision shall not apply if the claimant was employed in an instructional capacity on a substitute or per diem basis and any such claimant shall not be denied benefits under this section solely by reason of this subdivision.

JUSTIFICATION: Unemployment is a benefit that is intended to cover workers during times of unemployment when they have no income. Under current law however, substitute teachers in New York State are unable to receive unemployment when they become unemployed during summer months. If they receive no salary during the vacation months they often experience financial hardship waiting for the school year to begin again. This law would exclude substitute teachers by adding a new subdivision to the labor law.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: A.9093

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4887 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 28, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- 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 excluding substitute teachers from the limits imposed on unemployment insurance benefits available during vacation periods for professional employees of educa- tional institutions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 10 of section 590 of the labor law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY IF THE CLAIMANT WAS EMPLOYED IN AN INSTRUCTIONAL CAPACITY ON A SUBSTITUTE OR PER DIEM BASIS AND ANY SUCH CLAIMANT SHALL NOT BE DENIED BENEFITS UNDER THIS SECTION SOLELY BY REASON OF THIS SUBDIVISION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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