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S04201 Summary:

Add §159-c, Civ Serv L
Prohibits public employers from taking retaliatory adverse personnel actions against employees who use sick leave or compensatory time to quarantine, seek medical treatment, or for other absences related to COVID-19.
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S04201 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 2, 2021
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
          -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
          and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to prohibiting public
          employers  from  retaliating against employees for absences related to
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  civil service law is amended by adding a new section
     2  159-c to read as follows:
     3    § 159-c. Prohibition of retaliation for  use  of  sick  leave  due  to
     4  COVID-19;  public employers. A public employer shall not dismiss or take
     5  other disciplinary or other adverse personnel action  against  a  public
     6  employee  regarding the employee's employment, including designating the
     7  employee as chronically absent, because the employee uses sick leave  or
     8  compensatory  time to quarantine, convalesce, seek medical treatment, or
     9  engage in other activities related to a COVID-19 diagnosis or contact.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
    11  have been in full force and effect on and after March 1, 2020.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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