Bill Text: NY A04600 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that an employee whose position is eliminated for certain reasons and who is subsequently transferred to a different agency be entitled to the same hourly salary, retain all accrued sick leave, retain, cash out or use all accrued vacation time, and be paid relocation expenses.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to labor [A04600 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04600-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. COLTON, M. G. MILLER, BLAKE, COOK -- Multi-Spon-
          sored by -- M.  of A. PERRY, RIVERA, WALKER -- read once and  referred
          to the Committee on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring that state agen-
          cies must protect salary and benefits of employees whose positions are
          eliminated  as a result of privatization, reorganization, closure or a
          reduction in work force
          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. Salary  and  benefits  protection  -  employee  transfer.  An
     4  employee  whose  position  is  eliminated  as a result of privatization,
     5  reorganization of an agency, closure of or a reduction in  force  at  an
     6  agency,  or  other  actions  by  the legislature and who is subsequently
     7  transferred to a different position in a state agency is entitled to:
     8    1. the same hourly salary as previously received if the  new  position
     9  is at the same grade level or higher as the one previously held;
    10    2. retain all accrued sick leave credits;
    11    3.  retain,  cash out, or use accrued vacation leave credits to extend
    12  the employee's effective layoff date; and
    13    4. relocation expenses which must be paid by the hiring agency.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.