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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1004        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1415


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Alice K. Wolf


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 further defining comparable work.






Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Patricia D. Jehlen


Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger


Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1004        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1415

By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1415) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation to further define comparable worth in the workplace.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1880 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act further defining comparable work.


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

              Section 105A of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:— 

              In any action brought under this section, the comparability of two positions shall be solely based on whether the two positions entail comparable skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions between employees of the opposite sex.

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