SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of section 190 of chapter 149 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting before the definition of “Domestic worker” the following definition:-
“Au pair”, an au pair participant who has been granted a J-1 visa solely for participation in the federal Department of State-designated exchange visitor program governed by 22 CFR section 62.31.
SECTION 2. Said section 90 of said chapter 149 is hereby further amended by inserting after subsection (h) the following subsection:-
(h ½) Notwithstanding subsection (f), (g) and (h), an employer may deduct from the payment to an au pair an amount for lodging, food and beverages not exceeding 40% of weekly wages owed.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect on December 2nd, 2019.
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