Bill Text: NY A01455 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes the New York state food service workers compensation task force to study the amount of compensation an average food service worker makes per hour regardless of the source, including but not limited to, hourly wage, salary and/or tips, how such tips are allocated and whether new procedures need to be created in order to better protect such workers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - referred to labor [A01455 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01455-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1455
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. VANEL, JAFFEE, THIELE, PICHARDO, LIFTON, D'URSO,
          JONES, COOK, BARRON, AUBRY, BLAKE, HYNDMAN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
          of A. RAMOS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Labor
        AN ACT establishing the New York state food service workers compensation
          task force
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  1. The department of labor is hereby authorized to estab-
     2  lish the New York state food service workers compensation task force  to
     3  provide the governor and the legislature with information on the compen-
     4  sation  of  food  service workers, specifically tipped wages, within the
     5  state of New York. For purposes of this act, "food service worker" shall
     6  mean any employee primarily engaged in the serving of food or  beverages
     7  to  guests,  patrons or customers in the hotel or restaurant industries,
     8  including, but not limited to,  wait  staff,  bartenders,  captains  and
     9  bussing  personnel;  and  who  regularly  receive tips from such guests,
    10  patrons or customers.
    11    2. The task force shall be comprised of:
    12    a. two members appointed by the governor;
    13    b. two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
    14    c. two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
    15    d. one member appointed by the minority leader of the senate;
    16    e. one member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly; and
    17    f. two members appointed by the  commissioner  of  the  department  of
    18  labor.
    19    3. The task force shall:
    20    a.  study  the  amount  of compensation an average food service worker
    21  makes per hour regardless of the source, including but not  limited  to,
    22  hourly wage, salary and/or tips;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01349-01-9

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     1    b. determine what the average hourly wage for a food service worker is
     2  including  tips  and not including tips, based on the geographical areas
     3  set forth under section 652 of the labor law;
     4    c.  study  how  New  York food service employers allocate tips whether
     5  through a tip pool, individual tips or through other means and how hour-
     6  ly wages/salaries are determined based on the allocation of such tips;
     7    d. determine if mandated procedures  are  necessary  to  regulate  the
     8  payment  of  tipped food service workers and if so, what such procedures
     9  would include; and
    10    e. study any other issue such task force deems relevant.
    11    4. Such task force shall collaborate with any necessary state and city
    12  of New York agencies.
    13    5. The department of labor shall submit a report, on or before January
    14  1, 2021, to the governor and the legislature of  its  findings,  conclu-
    15  sions  and  recommendations,  and  legislative  and regulatory proposals
    16  deemed necessary to implement such recommendations.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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