Bill Text: NY A06324 | 2015-2016 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Establishes a leave of absence for veterans on Veterans Day, November 11th.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2016-01-19 - print number 6324a [A06324 Detail]

Download: New_York-2015-A06324-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 20, 2015
        Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Labor -- recommitted to the Committee on Labor in accord-
          ance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
        AN  ACT  to  amend the labor law, in relation to establishing a leave of
          absence for veterans
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-n to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 202-n. Leave of absence for veterans. 1.  Any person may request and
     4  shall be granted a leave of absence from his or her employer on Veterans
     5  Day, November eleventh, if such person qualifies as a veteran under this
     6  section unless the employer determines that the person's  absence  would
     7  impose  an  undue  hardship on the conduct of the employer's business as
     8  defined by paragraph (d) of subdivision ten of section two hundred nine-
     9  ty-six of the executive law.
    10    2. Subdivision one of this section shall apply only when the  employer
    11  has  previously received written documentation identifying the person as
    12  a veteran on or before October fifteenth of the same year such leave  is
    13  being requested.
    14    3. The entire period of the authorized leave of absence granted pursu-
    15  ant to this section shall either be unpaid excused leave for persons who
    16  are subject to the overtime provisions of this chapter, the federal fair
    17  labor  standards  act  and  regulations  promulgated  thereunder, or may
    18  otherwise be charged against any other leave to  which  such  person  is
    19  entitled, as determined by the person.
    20    4.  Nothing  set  forth  in this section shall be construed to impede,
    21  infringe or diminish the rights and benefits which accrue  to  employees
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.