Bill Text: NY A05426 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to allowing claimants collecting unemployment to obtain part-time work without losing their unemployment benefits.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 18-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-12 - referred to labor [A05426 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05426-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 12, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. GOODELL, GIGLIO, DiPIETRO, CROUCH, RA, BRABENEC,
          FRIEND, NORRIS, DeSTEFANO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  BARCLAY,
          referred to the Committee on Labor
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  labor  law,  in  relation to allowing claimants
          collecting unemployment to obtain part-time work without losing  their
          unemployment benefits
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 590 of the labor law,  as  amended
     2  by chapter 645 of the laws of 1951, is amended to read as follows:
     3    1. Entitlement to benefits. A claimant shall be entitled to accumulate
     4  effective days for the purpose of benefit rights only if he has complied
     5  with  the  provisions of this article regarding the filing of his claim,
     6  including the filing of a valid original claim,  registered  as  totally
     7  unemployed  or partially employed pursuant to section five hundred nine-
     8  ty-a of this title, reported his subsequent employment and unemployment,
     9  and reported for work or otherwise given notice of  the  continuance  of
    10  his unemployment.
    11    § 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 590-a to read as
    12  follows:
    13    § 590-a. Reductions in unemployment benefits due to part-time work. 1.
    14  Entitlement  to  benefits. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to
    15  the contrary any claimant who accepts part-time work shall  be  eligible
    16  to  collect  partial unemployment pursuant to this section provided such
    17  claimant meets the criteria outlined in this section.
    18    2. Reporting part-time employment.  A claimant collecting unemployment
    19  who is paid for part-time employment while collecting unemployment shall
    20  be required to report during each compensable period the amount of money
    21  earned from such part-time work.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    3. Benefit rate. A claimant's unemployment benefit shall be reduced by
     2  fifty percent of the part-time income during a compensable period, in  a
     3  manner determined by the commissioner.
     4    4.  Penalties  for  false  or  inaccurate reporting. The provisions of
     5  section five hundred ninety-four of this title shall  control  should  a
     6  claimant  inaccurately  report or fail to report the amount of part-time
     7  wages earned during any compensable period.
     8    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
     9  have  become  a law provided, however that the commissioner of labor may
    10  promulgate any rules or regulations necessary for the implementation  of
    11  this act prior to such effective date.