Bill Text: NY A05441 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that municipalities may impose minimum wage standards that are more favorable to employees than those adopted by the state.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2020-01-06 - enacting clause stricken [A05441 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05441-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 12, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. TITUS -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  authorizing  local  wage
          standards higher than in the state labor law
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 665 of the labor law is renumbered section 666  and
     2  a new section 665 is added to read as follows:
     3    §  665.  Local  wage standards. Nothing in this chapter, the municipal
     4  home rule law or the general municipal law shall prohibit  the  adoption
     5  of  any  minimum standards established by any applicable federal, state,
     6  or local law, policy, contract or preference, or  by  a  public  benefit
     7  corporation,  or  any  rule or regulation issued thereunder, relating to
     8  wages, hours, or other working conditions, or the  enforcement  thereof,
     9  which  are more favorable to employees than the minimum standards appli-
    10  cable under this article. A county, city, town, village or public  bene-
    11  fit  corporation  may  adopt  such  standards, which shall be subject to
    12  enforcement by any means provided by law, including but not  limited  to
    13  those  authorized  by  the county, city, town, village or public benefit
    14  corporation, and may also be enforced by the commissioner using any  and
    15  all  enforcement  methods  permitted  by this chapter for enforcement of
    16  wage standards and payment.
    17    § 2. Severability. If any provision of this act,  or  the  application
    18  thereof to any person or circumstance, shall be adjudged by any court of
    19  competent  jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such judgment
    20  shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but  shall
    21  be  confined  in  its  operation to the provision of this act, or in its
    22  application to the person or  circumstance,  directly  involved  in  the
    23  controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.