HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1390        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1021

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kevin J. Kuros

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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 creating an opportunity wage for teens.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

1/18/2017

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

 

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

 

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

 

Kate D. Campanale

17th Worcester

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1390        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1021

By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1021) of Kevin J. Kuros and others relative to wages paid to persons under eighteen years of age.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1731 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 creating an opportunity wage for teens.

 

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 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph the following:—

This section shall not apply to workers under the age of eighteen. A wage which is lower than the minimum wage by more than 20%, in any occupation, 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.