Employment and Labor Laws

New York

New York Employment and Labor Law Updates 2021


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

Siblings and Paid Family Leave

Bill

Senate Bill 2928

Summary

Relates to paid family leave and siblings.

Enacted

11/01/2021

Effective Date

01/01/2023

Topics

Sibling; Family; Medical


October

Members of the Civil Air Patrol

Bill

Assembly Bill 1414

Summary

Relates to paid leave for members of the civil air patrol; relates to civil air patrol volunteers.

Enacted

10/08/2021

Effective Date

10/08/2021

Topics

Civil_air_patron


Retaliatory Personnel Actions by Employers

Bill

Assembly Bill 1414

Summary

Includes any federal, state or local department of an executive branch of government and any division, board, bureau, office, committee, or commission under the definition of public body; defines retaliatory action; provides that an employer shall not take any retaliatory action against an employee, whether or not within the scope of the employee job duties, because such employee takes specified actions; provides for relief.

Enacted

10/28/2021

Effective Date

01/26/2022

Topics

Notice; Posting_requirement; Retaliation; Whistleblower; Health; Safety


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

Wage Theft

Bill

Senate Bill 858

Summary

Relates to clarifying provisions prohibiting wage theft; provides that there are no exceptions to liability for the unauthorized failure to pay wages, benefits or wage supplements.

Enacted

08/19/2021

Effective Date

08/19/2021

Topics

Wage_claims; Wage_theft


July

Calculation of Weekly Unemployment Insurance

Bill

Senate Bill 1042

Summary

Relates to the calculation of weekly unemployment insurance for workers who are partially unemployed; repeals certain provisions of such law relating thereto.

Enacted

07/16/2021

Effective Date

08/15/2021

Topics

Unemployment


Relating to Compensation and Conditions of Employment

Bill

Senate Bill 1042

Summary

Relates to the calculation of weekly unemployment insurance for workers who are partially unemployed; repeals certain provisions of such law relating thereto.

Enacted

07/16/2021

Effective Date

08/15/2021

Topics

Unemployment


Summer Camp Professional Workers

Bill

Senate Bill 4345

Summary

Amends the public health law in relation to the provision of certain professional services to children’s camps and camps for children with developmental disabilities.

Enacted

07/16/2021

Effective Date

07/16/2021

Topics

Staffing; Camps


June

Relating to Compensation and Conditions of Employment

Bill

Senate Bill 7232

Summary

Relates to compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment of certain state officers and employees; implements agreements between the state and an employee organization; makes an appropriation for the purpose of effectuating certain provisions thereof; repeals certain provisions of the civil service law relating thereto.

Enacted

06/11/2021

Effective Date

06/11/2021

Topics

Government; Rate_of_pay


Relating to Compensation and Conditions of Employment

Bill

Assembly Bill 7119

Summary

Amends the Public Health Law; relates to establishing standard nursing home staffing levels; provides penalties.

Enacted

06/18/2021

Effective Date

06/18/2021

Topics

Staffing; Nusring_homes


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


March

Time Off for Public Employees for COVID-19 Vaccination

Bill

Assembly Bill 3354

Summary

Grants time off for public employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Enacted

03/12/2021

Effective Date

03/12/2021

Topics

Covid; Paid_leave; Vaccination


Written Notice Requirements for Mass Layoffs

Bill

Senate Bill 2074

Summary

Relates to written notice requirements for mass layoffs; includes a requirement to notify each locality which provides police, firefighting, emergency medical or ambulance services to the site of employment at which the mass layoff will occur.

Enacted

03/25/2021

Effective Date

Topics

Notice; Mass_layoff


Minimum Wage Rates for Covered Airport Workers

Bill

Senate Bill 4001

Summary

Relates to written notice requirements for mass layoffs; includes a requirement to notify each locality which provides police, firefighting, emergency medical or ambulance services to the site of employment at which the mass layoff will occur.

Enacted

03/25/2021

Effective Date

Topics

Administrative; Attorney_fees; Backpay; Civil_penalty; Costs; Liquidated_damages; Statute_limitations; Recordkeeping; Reporting_required; Airport; Airport_services; Successor_employer; Minimum_wage


Cannabis Management

Bill

Senate Bill 854

Summary

Relates to the creation of a new office of cannabis management, as an independent entity within the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control; provides for the licensure of persons authorized to cultivate, process, distribute and sell cannabis and the use of cannabis by persons aged twenty-one or older; amends the Public Health Law; relates to the description of cannabis; amends the Penal Law, in relation to the growing and use of cannabis by persons twenty-one years of age or older.

Enacted

03/31/2021

Effective Date

03/31/2021, 04/01/2022

Topics

Administrative; Attorney_fees; Backpay; Civil_penalty; Costs; Liquidated_damages; Statute_limitations; Recordkeeping; Reporting_required; Airport; Airport_services; Successor_employer; Minimum_wage


February

Public Employers

Bill

Assembly Bill 980

Summary

Requires public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the event of a declared state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease and establishing certain protocols necessary for responding to a declared state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease in an educational setting.

Enacted

02/16/2021

Effective Date

02/16/2021

Topics

Emergency; Policy_requirement; Government


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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