SECTION 1. There shall be a special task force to review and report on the economic impact of sales commission rate structures to ensure fairness, transparency, and equality in the payment for commissioned workers in the Commonwealth. The task force shall consist of 9 members: the house and senate chairs of the joint committees on labor and workforce development economic development and emerging technologies, or their designees, who shall serve as the co-chairs of the task force; a member of the general court appointed by the senate minority leader; a member of the general court appointed by the house minority leader; the executive director of the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board, or a designee; the Massachusetts attorney general, or a designee; and 3 persons to be appointed by the secretary of labor and workforce development, 1 of whom shall be an employee of the commonwealth in the office of the secretary of labor and workforce development, 2 of whom shall be selected from a list of 5 persons nominated by the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.
The task force shall: (i) identify and review the state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that are related to commission sales rates; (ii) identify the key labor sectors that would best benefit from a review and improvement to sales commission rates; (iii) require the department of labor and workforce development to create a report based on a customized survey of companies within the commonwealth who employ commission-based employees; and (iv) develop recommendations to establish legislative procedures to provide and regulate commission rate income in Massachusetts.
The task force shall submit a report, including any draft legislation and regulations, to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate within 12 months of the passage of this act.
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