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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Important Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Paterson
NOW-New York State supported three key pieces of legislation that were signed into law this week by the Governor.
A-2563a/S6177a This law provides that employers who provide funeral leave for family members of deceased shall not deny such leave for same-sex committed partners of the deceased. Provides that employers who extend funeral or bereavement leave to an employee for the death of a spouse, child, parent or other relative shall not deny the same leave for the death of an employee's same-sex committed partner; defines same-sex committed partners as those who are financially and emotionally interdependent in a manner commonly presumed of spouses.
S5421/A1870A This law authorizes family and supreme courts to issue orders of protection for the protection of witnesses.
A1470B/S2311E This law relates to provisions regarding domestic workers and such workers' employment regulations, employment restrictions and employment contracts. It also relates to provisions regarding domestic workers and such workers' employment regulations concerning hours of labor and wages, employment restrictions and employment contracts.