Bill Text: NY S03870 | 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: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-20 - REFERRED TO LABOR [S03870 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03870-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 20, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sens. PERSAUD, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed 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.