Bill S6183-2013

Grants employees of employers, which provide services pursuant to the mental hygiene law, protection from retaliatory actions for the reporting of certain violations

Grants employees of employers, which provide services pursuant to the mental hygiene law, protection from retaliatory actions for the reporting of certain violations.

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  • Jun 18, 2014: SUBSTITUTED BY A7909
  • May 5, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 30, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 29, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.458
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities - Apr 29, 2014
Ayes (11): Carlucci, Ball, Bonacic, Felder, Hannon, Seward, Zeldin, Tkaczyk, Krueger, Latimer, Rivera

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6183

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing protections to mental hygiene employees from retaliatory actions from employers

PURPOSE:

To ensure that employees of mental hygiene providers are protected from employer retaliation for reported abuse, neglect, or maltreatment to authorities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill provides employee protection from employer retaliation pursuant to the labor law for employees of the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities programs.

Section 2 of the bill provides employee protection from employer retaliation pursuant to the labor law for employees of Office of Mental Health programs.

Section 3 of the bill provides employee protection from employer retaliation pursuant to the labor law for employees of Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services programs.

JUSTIFICATION:

Recently, there have been reports of Mental Hygiene direct care workers losing employment, being demoted; or suffering other retaliatory actions simply for reporting abuse, neglect, and maltreatment to authorities. Employees should not have to fear losing employment for reporting conditions that are harmful to service recipients. This bill will ensure that such employees be protected from employer retaliation in such instances.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:.

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6183 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing protections to mental hygiene employees from retaliatory actions from employers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 13.41 to read as follows: S 13.41 RETALIATORY PERSONNEL ACTIONS. EMPLOYEES OF FACILITIES, PROGRAMS AND PROVIDERS OPERATED, LICENSED, CERTIFIED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE SHALL HAVE PROTECTION FROM RETALIATORY ACTION FROM EMPLOYERS AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTIONS SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY AND SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE LABOR LAW. S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 7.45 to read as follows: S 7.45 RETALIATORY PERSONNEL ACTIONS. EMPLOYEES OF FACILITIES, PROGRAMS AND PROVIDERS OPERATED, LICENSED, CERTIFIED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE SHALL HAVE PROTECTION FROM RETALIATORY ACTION FROM EMPLOYERS AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTIONS SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY AND SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE LABOR LAW. S 3. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 19.43 to read as follows: S 19.43 RETALIATORY PERSONNEL ACTIONS. EMPLOYEES OF FACILITIES, PROGRAMS AND PROVIDERS OPERATED, LICENSED, CERTIFIED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE SHALL HAVE PROTECTION FROM RETALIATORY ACTION FROM EMPLOYERS AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTIONS SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY AND SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE LABOR LAW. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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