Rejected

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Seasonal Employees

Mr. Ross moved that the bill be amended by inserting the following new section:-

Section XX. Section 1 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph the following:—

Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, wages paid to workers under the age of 18 who are seasonally employed for no more than 5 months in any consecutive twelve month period shall not be considered oppressive or unreasonable if said wage per hour is lower than the minimum wage by not more than 20 percent, unless the commissioner has expressly approved or shall expressly approve the establishment and payment of a lesser wage under the provisions of sections seven and nine. Provided further, however, that any wage lower than $8.00 per hour shall conclusively be presumed to be oppressive and unreasonable, unless the commissioner has expressly approved or shall expressly approve the establishment and payment of a lesser wage under the provisions of sections seven and nine.