Domestic Violence Leave Bill Wins NY Senate Panel's OK

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT) -- A Republican-sponsored bill that would give victims of domestic violence 90 days of job protection was approved by a New York State Senate labor committee Monday over a concern that the proposed 90-day span was far longer than other permitted periods of leave.

Sen. Joe Robach's bill, S.2509, is one of several domestic violence-related measures in the state legislature. It has been introduced before without being passed, but could see momentum in 2013 as Gov. Andrew Cuomo pursues a broad women's equality platform.

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