Includes public employment in wage payment provisions.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to including public employment in wage payment provisions
PURPOSE: The bill provides a remedy for employees who are not paid by their public employer.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds public employees to Article 6 of the Labor Law.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently public employees are forced to resort to grievance arbitration, which may take place over an inordinate length of time and cost, in order to recover unpaid earned wages. This is particularly problematic for non-union employees. There are no consequences for a public employer failing to pay wages, such as a school district retaining compensation for extracurricular activities to teachers or for contingent workers. Adding public employers to existing law will serve as deterrent to employers withholding funds and provide a safety net for compensation.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Takes effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7895 IN SENATE June 17, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to including public employ- ment in wage payment provisions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 190 of the labor law, as amended by chapter 281 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: 3. "Employer" includes any person, corporation, limited liability company, or association employing any individual in any occupation, industry, trade, business or service. The term "employer" shall
[not]include [a governmental agency]COUNTIES, TOWNS, VILLAGES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND ANY OTHER MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS OR PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09763-02-3