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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 226         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 931


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Patricia D. Jehlen


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.






Patricia D. Jehlen


Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Sonia Chang-Diaz


Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 226        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 931

By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 931) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Cory Atkins, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Gloria L. Fox and other members of the General Court for legislation to further define comparable work.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 689 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:

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

              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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