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Meeting Name: Committee on Civil Service and Labor Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/30/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
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Int 2325-2021 *I. Daneek Miller  Protections for restaurant, food service and airport workers displaced due to the COVID-19 disaster emergency.IntroductionThis bill would provide certain employees who have been laid off due to the economic and health crises caused by the COVID-19 disaster emergency with a right to return to their previous jobs once their former employers are able to restart or scale up operations. This requirement would apply through December 31, 2024. Covered employers would include airport hospitality operations, airport service providers, food service contractors and restaurants and private entities whose employees are regularly scheduled to work at event centers. The bill also defines a laid-off employee to include an employee who was employed by a covered employer for six months or more between January 31, 2019 and January 31, 2020, and whose most recent separation from employment (i) was initiated by the covered employer, (ii) occurred after January 31, 2020 and before January 1, 2022 and (iii) was due to a government order, layoff, lack of business, reduction in force or other economic, non-disciplinary reason. Covered employers would be required to offer employees who were laid-off with available positions for which they are qualified before they can hire new employees, ensuring that such laid-offs employees have priority to return to work. Laid-off employees would have 10 days to accept or decline the offer of employment. Covered employers would also be required to provide laid-off employees with a notice of their right to recall under this legislation. The requirements of the bill would be enforceable by workers through a private right of action in civil court, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs if the employee prevails.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2325-2021 *I. Daneek Miller  Protections for restaurant, food service and airport workers displaced due to the COVID-19 disaster emergency.IntroductionThis bill would provide certain employees who have been laid off due to the economic and health crises caused by the COVID-19 disaster emergency with a right to return to their previous jobs once their former employers are able to restart or scale up operations. This requirement would apply through December 31, 2024. Covered employers would include airport hospitality operations, airport service providers, food service contractors and restaurants and private entities whose employees are regularly scheduled to work at event centers. The bill also defines a laid-off employee to include an employee who was employed by a covered employer for six months or more between January 31, 2019 and January 31, 2020, and whose most recent separation from employment (i) was initiated by the covered employer, (ii) occurred after January 31, 2020 and before January 1, 2022 and (iii) was due to a government order, layoff, lack of business, reduction in force or other economic, non-disciplinary reason. Covered employers would be required to offer employees who were laid-off with available positions for which they are qualified before they can hire new employees, ensuring that such laid-offs employees have priority to return to work. Laid-off employees would have 10 days to accept or decline the offer of employment. Covered employers would also be required to provide laid-off employees with a notice of their right to recall under this legislation. The requirements of the bill would be enforceable by workers through a private right of action in civil court, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs if the employee prevails.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2454-2021 *I. Daneek Miller  New York city collective bargaining law.IntroductionThis bill would amend the New York City Collective Bargaining Law to account for the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCMC. The bill would provide that there are certain services and benefits that public unions are not required to provide to non-members. In addition, it would remove a reference to “agency fees” which are no longer required to be paid by non-members. It would also allow non-members, in certain circumstances and with the permission of the union, to proceed through the grievance process and arbitration without union representation, so long as the non-member assumes the cost for arbitration that would otherwise be paid by the union.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2454-2021 *I. Daneek Miller  New York city collective bargaining law.IntroductionThis bill would amend the New York City Collective Bargaining Law to account for the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCMC. The bill would provide that there are certain services and benefits that public unions are not required to provide to non-members. In addition, it would remove a reference to “agency fees” which are no longer required to be paid by non-members. It would also allow non-members, in certain circumstances and with the permission of the union, to proceed through the grievance process and arbitration without union representation, so long as the non-member assumes the cost for arbitration that would otherwise be paid by the union.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available