HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1038        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1042

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

RoseLee Vincent

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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 the equality of Sunday pay for retail workers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

RoseLee Vincent

16th Suffolk

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Natalie Higgins

4th Worcester

Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

John C. Velis

4th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1038        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1042

By Ms. Vincent of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1042) of RoseLee Vincent and others relative to the equality of Sunday pay for retail workers.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

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 the equality of Sunday pay for retail workers.

 

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

Section 6 of Chapter 136 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence in paragraphs one and two of Clause 50 and replacing with the following new sentences:

(50)  The keeping open of a store, or shop, or electronic commerce retailer warehouse and/or fulfillment center, and the sale at retail of goods therein, but not including the retail sale of goods subject to chapter 138, and the performance of labor, business, and work directly connected therewith on Sunday.

Any store, or shop, or electronic commerce retailer warehouse and/or fulfillment center, which qualifies for exemption under this clause or under clause (25) or clause (27) and which employs more than a total of seven persons, including the proprietor, on Sunday or any day throughout the week, shall compensate all employees engaged in the work performed on Sunday pursuant to the provisions of this clause, or clause (25) or clause (27), excepting those bona fide executive or administrative or professional persons earning more than two hundred dollars a week, at a rate not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate.