HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2002        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1018

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to independent contractors.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

1/19/2017

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

11/1/2017

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

11/1/2017

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

2/3/2017

Mathew Muratore

1st Plymouth

11/1/2017

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

11/1/2017

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

11/1/2017

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

11/1/2017

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

11/1/2017

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

11/1/2017

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

11/1/2017

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

11/1/2017

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

11/1/2017

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

11/1/2017

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

11/1/2017

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2002        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1018

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1018) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to independent contractors.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1725 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to independent contractors.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 148B of chapter 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended by section 26 of chapter 193 of the acts of 2004, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (a) and inserting in place the following new paragraph: -

(a) For the purpose of this chapter and chapter 151, an individual performing any service, except as authorized under this chapter, shall be considered to be an employee under those chapters unless:- (1) the individual is free from control and direction in connection with the performance of the service, both under his contract for the performance of service and in fact; and (2) the service is performed outside the usual course of the business of the employer; or, (3) the individual is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, profession or business of the same nature as that involved in the service performed.