SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the word “It”, in line 1, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Notwithstanding the provisions of section 27C of chapter 29 or any other general or special law to the contrary, it.
SECTION 2. Said section 1 of said chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting before the word “employer”, in line 2, the following words:- public or private.
SECTION 3. Section 1 of chapter 175M of the General Laws as inserted by Section 29 of Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking the definition of “employer” and inserting the following:-
“Employer”, shall have the same meaning as provided in subsection (i) of section 1 of chapter 151A; provided, however, that an individual employer shall be determined by the Federal Employer Identification Number; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall be deemed the employer of family child care providers, as defined in subsection (a) of section 17 of chapter 15D; provided further, that the PCA quality home care workforce council established in section 71 of chapter 118E shall be the employer of personal care attendants, as defined in section 70 of said chapter 118E; provided further, that any employer not subject to this chapter may become a covered employer under this chapter by notifying the department of family and medical leave and completing the procedure established by the department; and provided further, that a municipality, district, political subdivision or its instrumentalities shall be subject to this chapter.
SECTION 4. Section 10 of chapter 175M of the General Laws as inserted by Section 29 of Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking out said Section 10 in its entirety.
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