New York Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

Consecutive Hours of Work for Nurses

Bill

Assembly Bill 286 (2021-2022)

Summary

Amends the labor law, in relation to the restrictions on consecutive hours of work for nurses.

Enacted

12/30/2022

Effective Date

02/28/2023

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Administrative, Civil_penalty, Damages; Employer_Obligations: Work_schedule; Employment_relations: Nurse; Hours_worked: On-call; Wage_and_Hour: Overtime


Minimum Standards for Code Enforcement Personnel

Bill

Senate Bill 532 (2021-2022)

Summary

Relates to minimum standards for code enforcement personnel; provides that the Secretary of State shall promulgate rules and regulations with respect to specified items, including but not limited to the requirements of minimum basic training which code enforcement personnel shall complete; provides that, absent a written extension from the Secretary for good cause shown, the minimum basic training requirements shall be completed within specified time frames for specified occupations.

Enacted

12/28/2022

Effective Date

04/27/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Discrimination Based on Citizenship

Bill

Assembly Bill 6328 (2021-2022)

Summary

Prohibits discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status.

Enacted

12/23/2022

Effective Date

12/23/2022

Topics

Prohibited_Practices: Discrimination, Immigration_status, Legal_work_status


Salary Protection for Temporary Employees

Bill

Assembly Bill 4080 (2021-2022)

Summary

Amends the Civil Service Law; relates to granting salary protection for provisional and temporary employees.

Enacted

12/09/2022

Effective Date

12/09/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Rights of Nursing Mothers to Express Breast Milk

Bill

Senate Bill 4844 (2021-2022)

Summary

Provides that an employer shall provide reasonable unpaid break time or permit an employee to use paid break time or meal time to allow an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child each time such employee has reasonable need to express breast milk for up to a specified number of years following child birth; provides that an employer shall designate a room or other location which shall be made available for use by such employee to express breast milk.

Enacted

12/09/2022

Effective Date

06/07/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Accommodation, Breastfeeding, Express_milk, Undue_hardship; Employment_relations: Nursing_mothers; Hours_worked: Rest_break


Commuter Rail Service Employees

Bill

Assembly Bill 9964 (2021-2022)

Summary

Establishes light duty during pregnancy and parental leave for certain commuter rail service employees.

Enacted

12/09/2022

Effective Date

12/09/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


November

Discipline by Employers for Lawful Absences

Bill

Assembly Bill 8092 (2021-2022)

Summary

Amends the labor law in relation to clarifying that workers shall not be punished or subjected to discipline by employers for lawful absences.

Enacted

11/21/2022

Effective Date

02/19/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Absence_policy; Employment_relations: Discipline; Leave_laws: Family, Leave_of_absence, Medical, Pregnancy, Sick


October

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


September

Certification of Public Employment

Bill

Senate Bill 8389 (2021)

Summary

Relates to certification of employment with public service employers for purposes of the federal public service loan forgiveness program; provides that for faculty or teacher employees, a public service employer certifying employment after specified date shall credit 3.35 hours worked for each hour of lecture or classroom time, regardless of when the hours were worked.

Enacted

09/15/2022

Effective Date

09/15/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


August

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


July

State Employee’s Net Salary May Be Deposited Directly

Bill

Senate Bill 6617 (2021)

Summary

Relates to the direct deposit of certain salaries; provides that upon the written request from a state employee hired on or before specified date, the comptroller may cause such employee’s net salary, or any portion thereof designated by the employee, to be deposited directly in a bank for any purpose to an account in the name of such employee, on forms provided by the comptroller, and duly filed in accordance with regulations.

Enacted

07/21/2022

Effective Date

01/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


June

Conditions of Employment of Certain State Officers

Bill

Senate Bill 9478 (2021)

Summary

Provides for compensation and other terms and conditions of employment of certain state officers and employees.

Enacted

06/30/2022

Effective Date

04/01/2016, 04/01/2019, 04/01/2020, 06/30/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Members of Security Supervisors Unit

Bill

Senate Bill 9463 (2021)

Summary

Provides for compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment of state officers and employees who are the members of the security supervisors unit; increases salary payable to certain officers and employees; authorizes funding of joint labor management committees, to implement an agreement between the state and the employee organization representing the members of the security supervisors unit.

Enacted

06/30/2022

Effective Date

04/01/2016, 04/01/2019, 04/01/2020, 06/30/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Leave time for COVID vaccination

Bill

Assembly Bill 9513

Summary

Extends provisions of chapter 77 of the laws of 2021 amending the civil service law and the labor law relating to leave time for COVID vaccination

Enacted

06/28/2022

Effective Date

06/28/2022

Topics

Covid: Covid; Leave_laws: Vaccination


May

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


April

Members of Agency Police Services Unit

Bill

Senate Bill 8748

Summary

Enacts into law major components of legislation relating to compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment of various units; appropriates funds.

Enacted

04/09/2022

Effective Date

04/09/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


March

Contractor Assumption of Liability

Bill

Senate Bill 7773

Summary

Amends the labor law and the general business law, in relation to actions for non-payment of wages; amends a chapter of the laws of 2021, amends the labor law and the general business law relating to actions for non-payment of wages, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 2766-C and A. 3350-A, in relation to the effectiveness thereof.

Enacted

03/18/2022

Effective Date

03/18/2022

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Joint_liability, Wage_claims;
Industry: General_contractor, Subcontractor


February

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


January

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